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Weekly round-up of the top legal blogosphere posts

‘It is helpful to wear the uniform’: barrister’s wig enjoys surprising popularity [The Guardian]

Closing the door on rape cases — Is excluding the public the answer? [Counsel of Perfection]

Should politicians help choose judges? [A Lawyer Writes]

Richard Moorhead: Law Society president should step down while case is heard [The Times] (£)

Salmond, Sturgeon and why The Spectator went to court [The Spectator] (free, but registration required)

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The significance of the appointment of Lord Frost as a cabinet minister for Brexit [Law and Policy Blog]

Lawyers and profanity [Scottish Legal News]

The ‘cab-rank’ rule — an ethical conundrum [Legal Cheek Journal]

“MD drawings at JPM: low tens of millions partner drawings at K&E/Latham/whatever hype firm is fashionable this year: low single digit millions.” [Legal Cheek comments]

How to build an international legal career in Ireland — with Arthur Cox, Matheson, Pinsent Masons and BARBRI [Legal Cheek Events]



Closed courts is rarely a good idea, especially when the intention is to ‘drive up conviction rates’. People are more likely to embellish or make false accusations in the circumstances.


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No, politicians should not choose judges. Please see the United States of America.


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