Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 2 December

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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European free trade area could be UK’s best Brexit option, says judge [The Guardian]

Politicians will escape intrusive spy powers of the Snooper’s Charter [International Business Times]

MoD to pay more compensation for wounded and killed troops as it tries to cut legal claims [The Telegraph]

Article 50 ‘Brexit’ appeal hearing timetable [The Supreme Court]

“Battered” [Twitter]

KWM’s Chinese partnership in the frame to take on parts of firm’s European business [Legal Week]

Lord Wallace: Holyrood may have Brexit legal role [BBC News]

Mother who stamped daughter to death appeals conviction because her lawyer was interrupted by judge [Independent]

Ex-judge and husband admit forging will to inherit cottages [BBC News]

China court clears man 21 years after his execution [Mail Online]

Trump faces challenges in separating from business: legal experts [Reuters]

Summer vacation schemes at Mayer Brown [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Seems about right to me. Friends at some ‘international firms’ have been rather disappointed at total lack of secondments opportunities. Hard to fault the MC on this.” [Legal Cheek comments]