Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Monday 13 February

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Panama charges two Mossack Fonseca partners over Brazil link — and refuses them bail [BBC News]

Francois Fillon and British wife Penelope expected to face legal proceedings this week over payments, reports say [The Telegraph]

A plague on lawyers: A critique on the greed, self-importance and lack of scruples of Britain’s last unreformed vested interest group [Mail Online]

US legal system is “broken”, claims Donald Trump [Twitter]

Trump attacks on judiciary raise safety concerns for judges [Fortune]

Disgraced Iraq lawyer Phil Shiner “did good work, but lost his way” says Labour Baroness Chakrabarti [The Telegraph]

A court made a ruling about a plumber’s working rights that could have big repercussions for the gig economy [BuzzFeed]

The gig economy—the history and the essentials [Future of Law Blog]

UK unprepared for exiting Europe’s green legislation, says Caroline Lucas [The Guardian]

Apply to attend: How to become a serious injury lawyer – live in Manchester [Legal Cheek Hub]

The magic circle pecking order: “CC & A&O are both under 100 years old, so they lack that image of old-school, vintage legal brilliance. CC in particular is the product of a 1980s merger, and is kind of seen as a bit nouveau riche…” [Legal Cheek Comments]