Morning round-up: Tuesday 17 May

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


“I will no longer support your Chambers”: Top judge’s incredible letter to elite set Blackstone emerges in bias row [Legal Cheek]

RSPCA to step back from launching prosecutions for hunting [The Guardian]

Ryanair could face £315 million class-action lawsuit from passengers over its “hidden charges” [The Sun]

Islamists call for online donations to pay for legal fees of five men charged with terror offences after “attempting to sail from Cairns to Syria in a boat to join ISIS” [Mail Online]

DWP’s crackdown on trade unions ruled unlawful by High Court [The Independent]

“Unfair” tax laws hit investment in Britain, says QC [Evening Standard]

Man found guilty of manslaughter for road rage stabbing of solicitor [The Guardian]

As the Bar elite thrives, New Law wobbles — scratch some more predictions [Legal Business]

Antonio Conte acquitted of match-fixing by Italian court as judge says accusations against new Chelsea manager are baseless [Mail Online]

The Queen’s Speech: Six laws that could be about to change dramatically [The Independent]

“You wouldn’t say an hotel, thus an historical is also grammatically incorrect.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

Applications are open for training contracts at Pinsent Masons [Legal Cheek Hub]