Monday morning round-up

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The top legal affairs news stories from the weekend

Child welfare hit by lack of legal aid in family court cases [The Guardian]

How scrapping double jeopardy has brought killers to justice [Sky News]

Pictured: Shamima Begum’s lawyer — who moaned ISIS bride was being treated worse than the Nazis — is seen shaking hands with Jeremy Corbyn two years ago [Mail Online]

These trade unionists want to overthrow the “creaking establishment”, starting with the House of Lords [The Canary]

Sajid Javid’s new knife crime laws “will criminalise the young” [The Observer]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

‘MI6 conman’ Mark Acklom appears in court [BBC News]

Man sentenced to 47 years in prison reacts by punching his lawyer [HuffPo]

Lawtech: mind the gap [Law Society Gazette]

Diverse range of practitioners sought to serve as clerks and panel members at disciplinary tribunals [Legal Cheek Noticeboard]

Nottingham student event: Law, innovation and technology — with Eversheds Sutherland, Freeths, Shoosmiths and ULaw [Legal Cheek Events]

“Using the Match of the Day scale of topness, David Pannick is very clearly within the ‘top, top, top’ QC boundary. To badge him as ‘top’ is sloppy and inaccurate.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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