Morning round-up: Thursday 26 November

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Autumn Statement: Government faces legal threat over controversial plan to make students pay £6,000 extra on loans [The Independent]

‘Error of law’ in new religious studies GCSE [BBC News]

Done deal: Irwin Mitchell gobbles up Thomas Eggar as quest for legal market domination continues [Legal Cheek]

US has urged legal reforms abroad to block Islamic State recruits [Reuters]

Labour to set up human rights task force [Law Society Gazette]

Tony Blair’s brother wins top legal job [Mail Online]

Court allows bouncer who injured young mums in drink-drive crash to remove his tag to go on stag do [Manchester Evening News]

Lawyers working over 60 hours per week show most satisfaction [Global Legal Post]

Law firm life is terrible for your health [Above the Law]

Applications now being accepted for Norton Rose Fulbright’s summer vacation scheme [Legal Cheek Hub]

“If someone cannot cope with the pressure of having to do a few exams (that aren’t overly difficult) whilst copying and pasting answers to 5 questions into 12 forms, they are not meant for a career at the Bar.” [Legal Cheek Comments]