Monday morning round-up

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The top legal affairs news stories from the weekend

Youth court system in ‘chaos’, says children’s commissioner [The Guardian]

When it was illegal for women to work in the law [BBC News]

£1bn Brit court digitisation scheme would be great … if Wi-Fi situation wasn’t “wholly inadequate” [The Register]

Amazon Echo customers could be in line for compensation over recordings, lawyer claims [The Telegraph]

High court to hear crowdfunded challenge to “begging fines” [The Guardian]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Geoffrey Rush defamation appeal: Australian Daily Telegraph drops claim judge displayed bias [The Guardian]

Shrinking Big Four: KPMG to cull a tenth of its UK partners as part of overhaul [Financial Times]

She’s a repli-Kate! Royal-obsessed law student, 23, copies Middleton’s style with high street buys and even bought a £30 copy of the Duchess of Cambridge’s sapphire ring [Mail Online]

Legal Cheek global economy of the 2020s student events in Edinburgh and London this week [Legal Cheek Events]

“…my advice, maybe controversially, is to lessen the contact/trips home and try harder with making friends, getting involved in activities etc where you are to build a new life there — you’re going to be there for at least three years and you will never have as many chances to meet different people and try new things again.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

Win a week of work experience with some of the UK’s leading law firms [Legal Cheek Noticeboard]

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The most glaring lack of diversity in the law relates to social diversity, yet the excessive prominence given to commentary on gender diversity overshadows this. Social diversity was also an issue 100 years ago.


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