Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 5 January

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Clifford Chance’s profits jump by nearly a quarter as firm prepares to drastically cut training contract numbers [Legal Cheek]

Truss orders review to ban abusers tormenting victims in family courts [The Guardian]

Is Article 50 notification in March now more likely than unlikely? [Financial Times]

Assange tells Fox: Prez Obama “acting like a lawyer” [The Register]

WikiLeaks to sue CNN for defamation [Zero Hedge]

More than 1,100 law school professors call on Congress to reject Donald Trump’s pick for Attorney General [The Independent]

Donald Trump nominates SullCrom lawyer to head Securities and Exchange Commission [New York Times]

Forcing newspapers to pay their opponents legal costs even if they win are “extremely fair”, insists Max Mosley, who threatens to fund state-backed press regulator for a “very long time” [Mail Online]

Katy Perry and Lady Gaga “involved” in legal battle between Kesha and Dr Luke [The Mirror]

There’s nothing to fear from repealing the Human Rights Act [Spiked]

Apply to attend — Global Commercial Law in 2017: What’s next for the world’s legal capital? [Legal Cheek Hub]

“They still ‘pay’ us, but it’s week by week now, literally like when I did my vac scheme there in 2014.” [Legal Cheek Comments]