Morning round-up: Thursday 29 June

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Grenfell fire: Retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick to lead disaster inquiry [BBC News]

Hillsborough: Six people including match commander and police solicitor face charges over disaster [The Telegraph]

Legal aid cuts ‘may have stopped Grenfell tenants pursuing safety concerns’ [The Guardian]

Law firm Slater and Gordon agrees to recap plan, CEO Grech steps down [Financial Times]

If government can find £1.5 billion to bribe the DUP, surely it can find more money for legal aid? [Legal Voice]

Brexit bill boost: Brussels ‘doesn’t have a leg to stand on’ with £88bn demand say lawyers [Express]

Law firms Berg and Kennedys announce merger [Manchester Evening News]

Legal fees paid by NHS to personal injury lawyers rocket to £418m [Global Legal Post]

Advice for law students: how to moot [The Guardian]

Chester’s University of Law is moving into the city centre [The Chester Chronicle]

France plans new cladding law after Grenfell fire disaster [Sky News]

Birmingham student event: Lawyers and the fourth industrial revolution — with Pinsent Masons [Legal Cheek Hub]

“What a poor analogy. The postman gets paid for delivering post because that is his job. Conversely, I have never once been paid specifically for receiving mail from said postman. I think the postal service would struggle if that was the case.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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