Round-up from the Easter Weekend

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The top legal affairs news stories from the long weekend

Sir Keir Starmer faces first crisis as anti-Semitism campaigners threaten legal action over leaked Labour report [The Telegraph]

How I’m reporting on court cases during the lockdown [Derby Telegraph]

Julian Assange’s clandestine affair with his extradition lawyer, during which he fathered two sons, took place as Scotland Yard was on round-the-clock guard at the Ecuadorian embassy [Mail Online]

Gyms face legal action over rent [BBC News]

UK insurers face legal action from small firms over Covid-19 claims [The Guardian]

Boots and Poundstretcher face legal action over unpaid rent [Financial Times]

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Chris Packham vows to continue HS2 legal battle [The Guardian]

US Supreme Court bows to crisis with arguments via telephone [Bloomberg]

Naked woman jumps on police car after leaving court for lockdown breach [Metro]

Judge Rinder answers some of your most common queries on furlough [The Sun]

Hard law or soft law? The debate about the future of space law [The Space Review]

“You will learn more about life and customer service from that one year in McDonalds than 3 years in some crowded law lecture theatre, or a year on the LPC, or on a training contract. Do it. It will make you a better person and a better lawyer. Good luck, LLB class of 2020!” [Legal Cheek Comments]

Virtual student event: Understanding how a global law firm works — with White & Case [Legal Cheek Events]

Employment lawyer sought for the Legal Services Directorate of Avon and Somerset Constabulary [Legal Cheek Noticeboard]

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