Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Tuesday 3 January

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Lawyers raked in £32.2bn in just one year: Figure goes up by a quarter in just five years [Mail Online]

Barrister slams Mail’s “raking it in claims” [A view from the North]

New laws changing Britain in 2016 and 2017 from smoking and motoring to employment [The Independent]

Senior Egyptian judge “hanged himself” in jail cell [AlJazeera]

Do you want to gag the truth? Why new law will silence the free press [The Mirror]

French workers win long legal battle to stop checking their work emails out-of-hours, in world first [The Sun]

Theresa May “will campaign to leave the European Convention on Human Rights in 2020 election” [The Independent]

The ECHR’s Tory origins [RightsInfo]

Fresh Brexit challenge in high court over leaving single market and EEA [The Guardian]

Legal aid and the myth of doing more with less [Stoke Newington Chambers]

“What is the thinking behind paying someone £100k plus to do their own filing, copying and typing?” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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