Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 12 January

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Supreme Court confirms it will not be handing out advance copies of the Article 50 judgment [City A.M.]

Defendant slits own throat during court hearing in Wales [Sky News]

Donald Trump’s legal team ‘won Russia Law Firm of the Year award’ [The Independent]

Big viral moment for Chambers & Partners [Twitter]

Southern rail strike: GTR taking legal case to Supreme Court [BBC News]

UK’s top law officer outlines legal basis for drone killings [Mail Online]

Court cuts have made things ‘much worse’, says ex-barrister and MP Karl Turner [Hull Daily Mail]

Juror who joked about convicting accused so jury could ‘get home for Christmas’ fined £400 for contempt of court [The Herald]

Man in court charged with killing UK’s rarest butterfly [Plymouth Herald]

‘Defamation of character and slander’: Danielle Lloyd seeks legal action against ‘pathological liar’ ex Jamie O’Hara over CBB revelations [Mail Online]

Government agrees to change law to protect kittens [The Telegraph]

Will Quince MP: An addendum [The Secret Barrister]

Pupillage at Devereux Chambers [Legal Cheek Hub]

“This is no doubt a great initiative. Whatever law firms want you to believe, state school children are still at a disadvantage when it comes to entering the profession. Fact.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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