Morning round-up: Friday 17 March

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Iraq ‘witch hunt’ lawyer Phil Shiner could avoid paying debts [The Telegraph]

Paralegal jailed for £56,000 fraud and embezzlement [BBC News]

Tax credit ‘rape clause’ becomes law without parliamentary vote [The Guardian]

Queen signs Brexit bill into law to allow Theresa May to withdraw Britain from EU [Evening Standard]

Addict is jailed for 13 years for killing his privately educated lawyer girlfriend, 42, who had turned to drugs in a tragic fall from grace [Mail Online]

Barrister fined after idiot husband slings unencrypted client data onto the internet [The Register]

Trump budget would gut legal aid for veterans, domestic abuse victims and disaster survivors [Huffington Post]

Donald Trump travel ban: Second federal judge in Maryland blocks parts of revised executive order [Independent]

Ex-lawyer jailed over real-life Gone Girl kidnap which police first dismissed as a hoax [Mirror]

LPC graduates wanted to become Trainee Private Client Lawyers — Immediate Start [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Why is the bar council getting political? Not part of their remit, nor influence. Their priority should be education, training and welfare of members of the bar. Make no mistake, it’s in crisis and there is plenty for them to be getting on with.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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