Morning round-up: Tuesday 11 October

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Barrister and Tory MP Stephen Phillips accuses government of ‘tyranny’ over Brexit strategy [The Guardian]

Watch: Iain Duncan Smith calls Keir Starmer a ‘second rate lawyer’ [Huffington Post]

Court battle threat hangs over climate change law [Financial Times]

CMS Cameron McKenna, Nabarro and Olswang confirm merger WILL go ahead [Legal Cheek]

Legal aid cuts creating two-tier justice system, says Amnesty [The Guardian]

Internet trolls targeted with new legal guidelines [BBC News]

Fifa threatened with legal action over alleged complicity in mistreatment of migrant workers in Qatar [The Telegraph]

Southern Rail strike: Legal challenge launched in bid to stop three-day walkout this week [Evening Standard]

Judge in James Arthur assault trial has never heard of the pop sensation [Mirror]

Former student permanently banned from law school for allegedly exhibiting ‘disturbing’ behaviour [Above the Law]

Free Event: FinTech, AI and online justice: what technology means for the next generation of lawyers [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Is it impressive to earn 80k to 100k and not have any time to enjoy it? Is it impressive to live a life in which you only enjoy 2/7 of it because you never make any social plans during 5/7 of it?” [Legal Cheek comments]