Morning round-up: Tuesday 22 March

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Law Society points to £25.7bn contribution of legal sector [Financial Times]

Three Syrian boys arrive from Calais camp in first use of legal process [The Guardian]

Cherie Blair’s law firm received £210k in stolen money from Mohamed Allam Latheef [Mail Online]

Operation Midland: Police forced to defend VIP paedophile investigation after inquiry closes [The Independent]

High court judge warns Madonna and Guy Ritchie they will ruin what’s left of Rocco’s childhood if they continue their bitter legal custody fight in New York [Mail Online]

“Officially” [Twitter]

British businessman David Haigh acquitted in Dubai over tweet [BBC News]

Hulk Hogan jurors award wrestler another $25m in punitive damages in sex tape suit ordering Gawker founder Nick Denton to pay out $10m from his own pocket [Mail Online]

Hatton Garden heist ringleader Brian Reader jailed [BBC News]

Crooked lawyer ordered to pay £1.2 million after fraud conviction [Leicester Mercury]

Given that we have finite resources and serious problems with things like legal aid, wouldn’t the money be better spent elsewhere? The supreme court is one thing, but this is ridiculous. [Legal Cheek Comments]