Monday morning review – Legal Cheek


The best legal affairs reports from this morning and the weekend

UK efforts to reduce backlogs in courts hit by lawyer exodus [Financial Times] (€)

Priti Patel’s fury as Johnson blocks public sexual harassment law [The Guardian]

‘I didn’t think it was alcoholic’: corporate lawyer jailed for drunk driving after blaming homemade Kombucha tea [Manchester Evening News]

Lawyer, 53, Arrested by Police with Apple Cider, Condom and Camouflage Net after Traveling 150 Miles to Have Sex with “13-Year-Old School Girl” Jailed for Three and a Half Years [Mail Online]

Being the Minority: What the Life of a Black Lawyer Looks Like [ITV News]

EU rule of law crisis allows Britain to change Brexit deal [The Spectator] (free but registration required)

Nicole Kidman’s lookalike spy “hacked the phone of the lawyer who campaigned to free Princess Latifa” [The Telegraph]

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Fossil Fuel Companies Pay Millions To Top Law Firms To ‘Dodge Liability’ [The Guardian]

Boris Johnson on track for new row with parliament and courts over Brexit deal [Mirror]

40 gifts for lawyers and law students that everyone will love [Cosmopolitan]

“Can I sue my son’s college for teaching online?” ” [The Telegraph]

What? The fact that this question is even asked speaks volumes about the culture of law firms. [Legal Cheek comments]

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