Bank Holiday round-up

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The top legal affairs news stories from the long weekend

Here’s what’s wrong with Labour’s attack ads on crime [The Secret Barrister]

Does the cab-rank rule really facilitate access to justice? []

Collapse of fraud case triggers demand for overhaul of UK disclosure rules [Financial Times] (£)

Forcing those convicted to appear in court is a call for theatre, not justice [The Guardian]

Judge asks murder trial jury if it is OK to call them ‘ladies and gentlemen’ [Mail Online]

Asylum seeker barge plan could face legal challenge [BBC News]

Solicitor described as ‘thief masquerading as someone who cared’ after fraud crimes earn him jail sentence [Sussex Express]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

A.I. Is Coming for Lawyers, Again [The New York Times]

‘I didn’t give permission’: Do AI’s backers care about data law breaches? [The Guardian]

ChatGPT: Mayor starts legal bid over false bribery claim [BBC News]

Clarence Thomas: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demands impeachment of Supreme Court judge [The Telegraph]

“The response is the only thing worse than the list getting leaked for them. I would have more respect for the partnership if they’d owned it and said those are the realities of working for their firm.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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