Morning round-up: Thursday 2 March

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Government defeated on Brexit bill [BBC News]

Government vows to overturn EU citizens vote after Lords defeat [The Guardian]

Parliament warned of threat to democracy over Brexit law changes [Financial Times]

Nicky Morgan calls for end to legal loophole which risks ‘outing’ transgender people [The Telegraph]

Courts are running out of qualified judges, peers are told [The Guardian]

Truss targets more support to help public with lawyer-light online courts [Legal Futures]

Advocate General Richard Keen fined £1,000 over firearms offence [STV News]

Government to tackle legal aid gap for parents challenging adoptions [Community Care]

Lawyers representing Rochdale grooming gang to be investigated [Rochdale Online]

Organiser of the ‘worst festival ever’ in £20,000 court battle with Dizzee Rascal after the ‘Bonkers’ singer was a no-show [Mail Online]

Top barristers warned over Slater & Gordon’s money woes [Australasian Lawyer]

Nevada judge who handcuffed a public defender now banned from ever having the job again [Huffington Post]

Event: The future of litigation — Apply to attend [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Imagine going through the horror of WWII… then having to become a lawyer afterwards.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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