Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 16 March

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Jailed Royal Marine A could be free ‘within weeks’ as his murder conviction is reduced to manslaughter after 1,616 days of hell [The Sun]

The Marine A judgment — a handy 10-point guide [The Secret Barrister]

Scottish independence referendum in 2018/19 would not be legal says UK minister [Reuters]

Katie Hopkins ‘very likely’ to appeal against Twitter libel ruling [Evening Standard]

Former bookmaker loses court appeal against Coral over £250,000 Rangers relegation bet [Mirror]

Trump travel ban: US judge blocks new executive order [BBC News]

New Zealand river becomes first in world to be given legal status of a person [Independent]

No-nonsense judge urges wife of high school teacher who had ‘sexual relations with his student’ to divorce him as he is arraigned – and even offers to help her with the forms [Mail Online]

Bald murderer wins toupee court battle [BBC News]

The best lawyer excuses [Above The Law]

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

The daughter should not have been awarded anything let alone £50,000. The mother did not want her to inherit anything. That’s it. Who are the courts to interfere and change someone’s will. Very poor decision. [Legal Cheek comments]

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