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Morning round-up: Tuesday 14 March

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Brexit bill: Parliament clears way for talks with EU [BBC News]

David Allen Green: Is a hard Brexit worth Scottish independence? [Financial Times]

MPs win right to challenge Victorian law criminalising abortion [The Guardian]

Girls ‘should study maths’ in fight for career equality [Evening Standard]

Lawyer Nick Freeman sets up crowdfunder to help farmer cleared of shooting ‘thief’ pay £30,000 legal costs [Metro]

Female politician proposes $100 fine for men who masturbate in bid to challenge US abortion laws [The Telegraph]

Pinsent Masons Scotland and Northern Ireland chairman Kirk Murdoch dies [Legal Week]

‘Secrets are going to come out’: Lawyer for British tourist who is suing David Copperfield over a bungled trick vows to expose magician’s methods when the case comes to court [Mail Online]

Solicitor loses out on dream job due to visa problems [ITV News]

A legal ruckus over Super Mario and his moustache [Financial Times]

Meet Judge Ursula: Ukrainian judge is mocked for ‘looking like evil character from Disney’s Little Mermaid’ because of her dramatic make-up [Mail Online]

Apply now for the ICLR Pupillage Award 2017 [Legal Cheek Hub]

“In all seriousness, anyone who even attempts a head butt is a psychopath, and should be locked up and driven out of the profession.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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