Monday morning round-up

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The top legal affairs news stories from the weekend

BAME justice should be appointed to UK supreme court “within six years” [The Guardian]

“Nobody thinks black people can be barristers” [BBC News]

Steven Barrett: Why the EU can’t sue the UK [The Spectator]

Brexit: EU taking legal action over PM’s controversial Internal Market Bill — but does it matter? [Sky News]

Tory minister claims Internal Market Bill doesn’t break international law [The Independent]

Why I’m challenging our Covid rules in court [The Telegraph]

G-A-Y nightclub owner launches legal challenge against 10pm COVID-19 curfew [Sky News]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Law firms hit with big increases in professional indemnity insurance [The Telegraph]

Five welders from Doncaster are jailed for TWO WEEKS for breaking coronavirus restrictions on the Isle of Man after buying lunch at Tesco – as their families slam ‘mind boggling’ rules [Mail Online]

Students admit lying to break coronavirus law as they party in Newcastle [Metro]

Taxpayers foot £55million bill for lawyer blocking deportation flights of Channel migrants [Mail Online]

Virtual student event tomorrow: What comes next: practice area focus — with CMS [Legal Cheek Events]

Over 60 leading law firms to participate in the Legal Cheek October UK Virtual Law Fair this Thursday [Legal Cheek Fairs]

“If you have a vac scheme, DO IT. Even if that means getting a lower GDL grade, keep your eyes on the prize. The vac is your gateway to the job, don’t pass it by if you landed one, for anything.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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