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Round-up from the Easter Weekend

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

Legal news stories

UK lawyers feel ripples of Chinese sanctions on Essex Court Chambers [Financial Times]

Dominic Grieve: I’ve seen how the UK justice system is crumbling. Why doesn’t the government take action? [The Guardian]

Government faces legal action over claim it funnelled ‘levelling up’ cash to Tory seats [Mirror]

Matt Hancock summoned to High Court to justify opening shops before pubs [The Telegraph]

Victims of crime suffer as backlog of court cases hits ‘crisis level’ [The Guardian]

Essex Court Chambers, genocide and the allure of Chinese money [Barrister Blogger]

Peloton bikes and shopping trips: how firms keep burnt-out workers [Financial Times]

Tidying away the death penalty [A Lawyer Writes]

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International Criminal Court wrong to suggest British soldier was war criminal, says Defence Secretary [The Telegraph]

George Galloway to launch legal action over BBC and STV leader debate exclusion [The Herald]

Benjamin Netanyahu trial: Israel PM made ‘illegitimate use’ of power [BBC News]

Harvey Weinstein appeals his rape conviction as lawyer claims judge ‘woefully neglected’ giving him a fair trial [The Sun]

Supreme Court dismisses case over Trump and Twitter critics [Independent]

Brazilian law student, 20, dies after playing Russian roulette with his .38 calibre revolver while drinking with a friend [Mail Online]

Judge says two women arrested at Dublin Airport after refusing to enter quarantine can be released from prison but must remain at hotel [Irish News]

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Anonymous

Surely if the trial hasn’t taken place yet we don’t know if they’re ‘victims’. Andcwhy does the Guardian only focus on ‘sexual violence’?

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Anonymous

It is the woke mindset. These are the same people complaining about accused protecting their reputations with defamation suits too even after the termination of criminal investigations.

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Joe

https://www.law.com/international-edition/2021/04/01/freshfields-gender-pay-gap-narrows-as-more-women-enter-top-of-lockstep/

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/gender-pay-gap-narrows-at-freshfields/5103710.article

If you’re gonna upload articles a week late covering the exact same topic which has already been addressed then at least bring in some new content.

The Freshfields article is old news.

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