Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 4 May

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Brexit may cost MPs and peers the power to pass laws, says former judge [The Guardian]

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon ‘put pressure onto regulators to charge law firm accused of pursuing false claims that British troops murdered Iraqi civilians’ [Mail Online]

Brexit means U.K. lawyers and bankers may not be at your service [Bloomberg]

Official forensic regulator calls for increase to legal aid funding [The Guardian]

Bar regulator mulls civil standard of proof in disciplinary proceedings [Solicitors Journal]

Bar Council highlights Brexit opportunities for Irish lawyers [Irish Times]

Thai rights lawyer faces up to 150 years in prison for royal insult [The Telegraph]

Press seats ‘almost always empty’ in courtrooms, barrister claims [Aol]

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