Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 11 September

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Michael Gove to close MoJ’s controversial commercial division — with Just Solutions International, criticised for selling UK prison expertise to countries including Saudi Arabia, to be wound up [The Guardian]

Mid-tier law mergers help boost earnings [Financial Times]

Time taken to travel to work “should count as work” according to European court [The Independent]

There is no legal basis for normalising suicide [The Telegraph]

Charlotte Proudman: I’ve been called a ‘Feminazi’ for calling out a sexist man on Linkedin — but I spoke out for all women [The Independent]

A sneak peak at this year’s BPTC ethics problem question [Twitter]

Daily Mail columnist Sarah Vine criticised after comparing feminists to Nazis in latest column on barrister Charlotte Proudman [The Independent]

Legal battle over manuscript kept under lock and key since 1836 [The Guardian]

Amal Clooney returns to the Maldivian High Court on third day of fight for former president Mohamed Nasheed’s freedom [Mail Online]

Paralegal in the corporate advisory team wanted by Norton Rose Fulbright (6 month contract) [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Given that Tuckers brief very few cases out to the junior bar anyway, and her practice appears to be based around FGM and human rights which is hardly their usual fare, I can’t imagine she’s terribly concerned!” [Legal Cheek Comments]