Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 23 March

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Solicitor denies Westminster attacker is Clapton hate preacher Abu Izzadeen [Hackney Citizen]

Brexit: UK lawyers and accountants ‘could be banned from EU work’ [Independent]

Autistic gym member called ‘stupid’ by staff teaches himself law and successfully sues Virgin [Mirror]

Lawyer for dead Russian whistleblower is critically injured after plunging from fourth floor home ‘while trying to winch a bath’ amid claims he was actually ‘thrown from the balcony [Mail Online]

‘Liberal’ libel law: still a disgrace to democracy [Spiked]

Madeleine McCann’s parents Kate and Gerry lose third libel battle to silence cop who claimed they faked her kidnap [The Sun]

Trump administration moves to expedite travel ban appeal [Politico]

Congolese warlord sentenced over witness bribing in Hague court first [The Guardian]

‘I was in a rush’: ‘Ursula’ judge mocked for looking like evil character from Disney’s Little Mermaid speaks out about her colourful makeup [Mail Online]

The ICLR Pupillage Award 2017 [Legal Cheek Hub]

“He’s right. The MOJ are an incompetent shower of clueless idiots who have not the slightest idea of what they are going. Truss is stupid and, in any event, is so uninterested in the role of LC that she’ll probably just brush off the unprecedented move of a LCJ feeling her collar.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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