Morning round-up: Friday 8 January

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By Thomas Connelly on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Boris Johnson: Bail laws impeding police in extremism cases [BBC News]

London’s most lucrative law firm chooses a new senior partner [The Telegraph]

Polish media laws: Government takes control of state media [BBC News]

Corbyn’s new defence chief parties with boss of law firm “hounding our troops over their role in the Iraq War” [Mail Online]

Silicon Valley groups fire back over proposed UK surveillance law [Financial Times]

“We’re getting new leads”: Scientists from all over world contact Making a Murderer defense lawyers to help “demonstrate innocence” of convicted killer Steven Avery [Mail Online]

“Shameful” Merseyside solicitor struck off over dishonesty that would “make other lawyers ashamed” [Liverpool Echo]

Merger mania can be a road to ruin [Law Society Gazette]

We’ll definitely APE-peal! ‘Monkey selfie’ legal team vow to fight on after judge rules animal can’t own copyright of famous photograph [Mail Online]

Parabis: unsecured creditors set to lose millions [The Global Legal Post]

The Pink Ghetto: Shocking stories about sexual harassment at law firms [Above the Law]

Obese man who killed a donkey when he sat on it and caused its insides to “explode” at a Spanish nativity display is taken to court by animal charity [Mail Online]

Burges Salmon summer vacation scheme application deadline closes next week [Legal Cheek Hub]

“There is no way that someone of this age has the life experience to. Be in such a position. I know that age shouldn’t matter but it does…” [Legal Cheek Comments]