Monday morning round-up

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

Open prisons and AI could reduce jail population, says ex-minister [The Times] (£)

US students face recruitment challenges after Gaza protests [Financial Times] (£)

More trauma for rape victims as court backlog doubles in two years due to lawyer shortage [Independent]

Covid fines of £34mn issued since pandemic in England and Wales [Financial Times] (£)

Rishi Sunak’s Rwanda admission sparks legal action from detained asylum seekers [The Guardian]

The case against Lord Lucan: Meet the barristers who’ll fight to convict Britain’s most notorious murder suspect [Daily Mail]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Attacking art ‘should be criminal offence even if there’s no damage’ [The Times] (£)

Taylor Swift inspires Glasgow student to pursue copyright law [BBC News]

Exodus of US law firms from Shanghai accelerates [Financial Times]

Early Adopters Of Gen AI In Law [Forbes]

“Imagine if the Magic Circle didn’t have freshfields? I imagine NQ salaries would still be around 100k.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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