Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 8 December

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Ministers’ Brexit argument ‘violates constitutional law’ [BBC News]

Brexit legal challenge: Scotland and Northern Ireland must consent to Article 50, Supreme Court told [Independent]

Iain Duncan Smith’s Supreme Court Brexit Daily Mail column is eviscerated in 17 tweets by The Secret Barrister [Huffington Post]

China stole data from major US law firms [Fortune]

The Supreme Court meal deal is £7! [Twitter]

Linklaters LLP accounts show top team shared nearly £20m in profit last year [Legal Week]

UN experts urge China to investigate case of missing rights lawyer [Mail Online]

Judge ignores 60,000 arrest warrants to avoid locking up the poor and homeless [The Independent]

Michael Barrymore compensation claim to go to High Court [BBC News]

Tiffany Trump eyeing Harvard Law School yesterday — it’s the Legally Blonde sequel we deserve! [Above The Law]

Spring and summer vacation schemes at Burges Salmon [Legal Cheek Hub]

“I really feel sorry for all the trainees when qualification comes around… There’ll literally be no places available!” [Legal Cheek comments]