Morning round-up: Monday 21 March

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Judges overturn practice of double conviction for aggravated offences [The Guardian]

Drinks giant in legal war on sugar tax: Coca-Cola and Britvic among manufacturers planning legal challenge over claims that the new laws are unfair [Mail Online]

David Cameron interview: Prime Minister urges people to vote in EU referendum “or you’ll find we’re out” [The Independent]

Hulk Hogan body slams Gawker: Website faces ruin after wrestler wins sex tape lawsuit and is awarded $115 MILLION — with $50m due upfront and punitive damages STILL to come [Mail Online]

British solicitor waits for Dubai verdict over “offensive tweet” [BBC News]

Salah Abdeslam lawyer plans to sue over revelations of aborted suicide plan [The Guardian]

Madonna’s child custody battle with Guy Ritchie reaches crucial stage [The Telegraph]

Helena Kennedy QC: Isis is committing genocide. It is indefensible for Britain not to say so [The Guardian]

The first and only foreign lawyer to practise in Afghanistan [The Independent]

Herbert Smith Freehills seeks campus managers [Legal Cheek Hub]

“It’s because even compared to other MC firms, Freshies trainees are in high demand from big bucks American outfits.” [Legal Cheek Comments]