Morning round-up: Friday 20 January

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Evening Standard comment: We must safeguard our legal system post-Brexit [Evening Standard]

District judge conned wealthy clients to live luxurious lifestyle … lying to his accountant who killed himself after realising he’d been party to the crime [The Telegraph]

Warning signs for legal eagles: One in three law firms in serious financial danger [City A.M.]

Derby dirty protest businessman Charles Hirons ‘lost £5 million in nightmare legal cases’ [Derby Telegraph]

Lawyer quits the City to work on game to help people with dementia [Evening Standard]

Fury at Russian move to soften domestic violence law [The Guardian]

Top Texas lawyer known as ‘strong arm’ accidentally overdoses on cocaine just days after his daughter’s suicide [Mail Online]

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Commercial Awareness Question Time: Northern Powerhouse Special [Legal Cheek Hub]

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