Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Monday 26 October

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Government to face direct legal challenge over the ministerial code [City AM]

Withering letter from former head of government legal service about David Cameron’s changes to Ministerial Code [The Guardian]

Mario Balotelli could be sued after being accused of uploading “racy” images of 40-year-old former lover on to Facebook [Mail Online]

How Cherie Blair’s law firm lobbied Britain on behalf of the Maldives’ government [The Telegraph]

Jocelyn Cockburn: Lawyer plans legal challenge against Government over failure to tackle air pollution [The Independent]

Another 100,000 spaces in refugee reception centres will be created under a deal agreed by European leaders at an emergency summit in Brussels [BBC News]

Tony Blair apologises for Iraq War “mistakes” [BuzzFeed]

Ucas to enforce “name-blind” applications to tackle racial bias [The Guardian]

Junior criminal barristers who supplement their vocation through other types of work may yet have bright futures [Law Society Gazette]

Lunch with Joshua Rozenberg [Legal Hackette’s Brief]

“I suspect the elite US firms will be pleased by this. After all how easy is it to flag to clients that their work is going to be outsourced with no senior associate supervision to people who are on short term contracts and likely lack experience?” [Legal Cheek Comments]