Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Wednesday 21 September

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Lord Justice Jackson questions policy of removing court funding while raising fees [The Guardian]

Almost half of law firms are looking to merge or acquire in the next year, as they seek out ways to tap into specialist knowledge [City A.M.]

Legal services for the needs of the many not the few [New Statesman]

Sir James Munby voices fears over ‘crisis’ in child care cases [BBC News]

The prosecution of Gazza raises some troubling questions [The Secret Barrister]

Trader makes legal history as first person in UK prosecuted over selling Android streaming boxes [Mirror]

Donald Trump ‘used $258,000 from his charity to pay legal settlements’ [The Telegraph]

WhatsApp threatened with legal action over Facebook data sharing deal [The Independent]

Who is Laura Wasser? Angelina Jolie hires ‘queen’ divorce lawyer who’s worked for string of Hollywood celebrities [Mirror]

Review: Legal Cheek’s training contract open thread — with advice from two RPC trainees [Future Lawyer]

Can you legally consent to a head transplant? [Washington Post]

Free event: How to become a projects lawyer — with Burges Salmon [Legal Cheek Hub]

“This isn’t surprising. These firms have not grown substantially in London for a considerable amount of time. With the increased use of outsourced/admin centres in Manchester/Colchester/Warsaw/India/Belfast…” [Legal Cheek comments]