Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 11 February

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Prison sentences: “Plans to encourage” early guilty pleas [BBC News]

EU mess: Boris Johnson’s top lawyer wife attacks PM’s referendum deal [The Sun]

Adam Johnson trial: Who is the high-flying lawyer defending the Sunderland winger? [Chronicle Live]

Solicitor drops Huw Merriman MP harassment claim [BBC News]

Judge orders caesarean if needed for mentally ill mother-to-be [The Guardian]

Lawyer jailed for telling gang member how to flee the country will appear before legal body today [Liverpool Echo]

Google’s self-driving car AI is recognised as a legal driver in the US [Huffington Post]

Lawyer suing colleague who “crushed his hand in a handshake at kids’ party” [The Mirror]

Applications for Norton Rose Fulbright’s first step programme close at the end of the month [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Any firm willing to pay ~£60k to a 24-year old paper pusher is a perfectly decent one in my eyes.” [Legal Cheek Comments]