Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 15 July

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Former barrister Steven Woolfe launches bid for party leadership [The Guardian]

Labour donor to mount legal challenge over leadership ballot [The Guardian]

The new Justice Secretary — does it matter that she’s not a lawyer? [The Secret Barrister]

“Not really his strength” [Twitter]

Former millionaire brands UK laws unfair to men after divorce judges gave ALL his money to his ex-wife and threatened him with jail if he didn’t pay maintenance [Mail Online]

Brexit secretary vows no change to employment law [Personnel Today]

Thousands back legal aid demand for mother of girl who was killed by falling tree [Evening Standard]

New law to recoup crime money needed, say MPs [BBC News]

Elite law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore puts a woman in the top job for the first time [Fortune]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg regrets ‘ill-advised’ remarks about Donald Trump [The Guardian]

Leading chancery and commercial set Radcliffe Chambers is seeking a 3rd six pupil [Legal Cheek Hub]

“There is no actual change in the law. There are no actual proposals. So what services are these lawyers providing? Hugs? Camomile tea?” [Legal Cheek comments]