Morning round-up: Thursday 6 October

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Brexit: law firms set for the great EU demerger [Financial Times]

Theresa May trying to protect soldiers who murder prisoners and torture civilians, says top human rights lawyer [The Independent]

Use of Royal Prerogative to action EU withdrawal ‘not illegal’ [BBC News]

Judge questions why taxpayers’ money has been spent stopping British boy travelling to Syria for jihad [The Telegraph]

England doesn’t have enough secure units for delinquent children says top judge [Express]

Artificial intelligence disrupting the business of law [Financial Times]

Former barrister Steven Woolfe considered defecting to Tories [Guido Fawkes Blog]

Former Big Brother star and law student caught speeding and drink-driving at 3am [Mirror]

Fears lad ‘beaten to death could be Britain’s first Pokemon Go murder’ [Daily Star]

Herbert Smith Freehills are now accepting winter vacation scheme applications [Legal Cheek Hub]

“…as for the “hysteria” referred to above, hopefully anyone with even half a brain can see where this is going, and takes offence at being represented by such a small-minded, xenophobic government. If not, call me hysterical” [Legal Cheek comments]