Morning round-up: Wednesday 24 May

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Man admits abusing law student girlfriend who later took own life [BBC News]

Cobbetts lawyers referred to Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal over role in 2013 collapse [Insider Media]

Barclays faces £1.6bn High Court lawsuit over payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling [City A.M.]

Hard Brexit ‘could impact Northern Ireland legal profession’ [BBC News]

Manchester Law Society calls for pro bono volunteers to aid bomb victims [Legal Futures]

Channel 4’s The Trial: how was it made and how real is it? [The Telegraph]

The rule of law applies to everyone. Even Manchester hate peddlers like Katie Hopkins [The Guardian]

Hull judge’s fury as man misses court because letter was sent with second class stamp [Hull Daily Mail]

Bid to secure legal recognition for humanist wedding [Belfast Telegraph]

Apply to attend: The Legal Cheek and Shearman & Sterling General Election debate [Legal Cheek Hub]

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