The top legal affairs news stories from the weekend
Jump in unrepresented defendants as legal aid cuts continue to bite [The Guardian]
Women’s rights groups call for change law to end “rough sex” defence after Grace Millane murder [iNews]
Julian Assange “could die in jail without urgent care”, say doctors [Sky News]
Mitie sues Ministry of Justice over court cleaning contract [City AM]
Baroness Hale will sit as judge at Hong Kong court [The Times]
Lawyers analyse Tory manifesto pledge on judicial review [Twitter]
I think it means that a future Conservative government would ensure that Judicial Review applies to all government actions, without exception.
Apart – that is- from those decisions taken by them.
— Colm Nugent (@Wigapedia) November 24, 2019
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital after possible infection [NBC News]
Former boss launches legal action against struggling tech firm Ve Global [City AM]
Legal maths club [Legal Cheek Comments]
Boutique law firm seeks solicitor with strong client base [Legal Cheek Hub]
Commercial awareness events this week in Leeds, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Birmingham and London [Legal Cheek Events]