Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 16 June

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

New Tory DWP minister claimed he had ‘experience’ of zero-hour contracts — as a £250-an-hour barrister [Mirror]

Bridge is a sport, says European Court of Justice adviser, with ‘mental skill’ as important as physical exertion [The Telegraph]

Former England footie captain Alan Shearer settles in his £9million High Court damages claim [The Sun]

European court of justice rules Pirate Bay is infringing copyright [The Guardian]

Hogan Lovells to open new Boston office in Collara buyout [Legal Business]

Solicitor struck off — again — after facilitating diamond deals [Law Society Gazette]

Special prosecutor ‘investigating business dealings of Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner’ [Independent]

The Pink Ghetto: sexism & sexual harassment in the law [Above The Law]

Woman who stole £1.3m from law firm bosses now has this pitiful amount left to be confiscated [Gloucestershire Live]

Law firm receptionist shocked when a deer runs into the office [Mail Online]

Apply at attend: Commercial Awareness Question Time: Inside the acquisition of Visa Europe — with Macfarlanes [Legal Cheek Hub]

“I work for a Law Centre (registered charity) and we were able to do a lot more pro bono work before the cuts to legal aid and local authority funding. This last few years we have literally managed to keep going by the skin of our teeth but we are still doing our best to help those in need.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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