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Weekly round-up of the top legal blogosphere posts

Judicial conduct — what about the context? [Pink Tape]

Decisions, decisions — the barrister’s burden [Counsel of Perfection]

The Blackburn child killer and rapist who changed criminal forensics forever [Lancs Live]

Miller (No 2), the principle-isation of ministerial accountability and military deployments [UK Constitutional Law Association blog]

Lying in court (and how the judge decides who is…) [Civil Litigation Brief]

Guest post on Catalonia: was the Spanish Supreme Court crushing legitimate dissent or properly upholding the law? [Barrister Blogger]

Law in action: legal lessons from Brexit [BBC Radio 4]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Comment: Women in The Legal 500 – A step in the right direction but we need your help [Legal Business]

Facebook’s cryptocurrency and the regulatory challenges ahead [Legal Cheek Journal]

Is the PM’s deal good for solicitors? [Law Society Gazette]

Event: Scotland’s place in the global economy of the 2020s — with Addleshaw Goddard in Edinburgh [iamgoing]

“How did this pass any BSB public interest test? This is why I resent paying my PCF — it funds an overreaching bureaucracy which plainly thought ‘Oh look, legal officer in the headlights, let’s have a crack’. Ridiculous.” [Leagl Cheek comments]

Jobs, jobs, jobs! [Legal Cheek Noticeboard]



There are far more glaring diversity issues than the under-representation of women. Social diversity is a far bigger issue. To focus almost solely on this is just wrong and demonstrates unconscious bias.



But is the only alleged diversity issue the governing bodies care about. The right genitals is the best joker card for promotion nowadays.


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