Monday morning round-up

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The top legal affairs news stories from this morning and the weekend

Legal news stories

Barrister sues police after he was arrested, handcuffed and locked in the back of a squad car for refusing to break Covid rules for a voluntary interview [Mail Online]

Companies consider writing Hong Kong out of legal contracts [Financial Times]

Lawyer says EU’s position in vaccines row is ‘legally unsustainable’ [Metro]

Stansted 15 have convictions quashed as judge rules ‘there was no case to answer’ [The Telegraph]

Donald Trump’s impeachment defence in disarray as lead lawyers quit [The Guardian]

NHS drops remote assessments to section patients after court ruling [iNews]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

US law firm Simpson Thacher plans EU office after Brexit disruption [Financial Times]

Randy lawyer caught on Zoom stripping naked and having sex during court hearing [The Sun]

‘Catfish’ conman who tricked women into sex while posing as barrister and surgeon is jailed for three years [Evening Standard]

“Only if the funders are personally liable for costs of funding an impecunious party if a costs order is appropriate. Most of the time crowdfunding just prolongs hopeless litigation that sounds honourable but is substantively doomed. Successful litigants should not be out of pocket from the process.” [Legal Cheek comments]

Virtual student event THIS WEEK: Secrets to Success Midlands — with Eversheds Sutherland, Pinsent Masons, Shoosmiths and ULaw [Legal Cheek]

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The most depressing story on the list was the freeing of the awful Standsted 15. Either the prosecuting authorities messed up or we really urgently need proper legislation to put these sorts in jail for lengthy periods.



Crowdfunding is often the great equaliser in litigation. If litigation is hopeless it should be struck out, either on the papers or in a hearing. If it isn’t struck out it isn’t hopeless. Crowdfunders don’t personally benefit from the litigation so are not personally liable.


Who da Snowflake?

How funny that you want people jailed because you think they are ‘awful’ and the wrong ‘sorts’.


They da snowflake.

Yes, beastly people defending the human rights of others. Eugh!



No mention of Jon Holbrook? I would have though LC would be celebrating his cancellation for crimes against wokery?


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