Morning round-up: Monday 3 July

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Grenfell row as Labour MP suggests “white, upper-middle class man” should not have been hired to lead inquiry [The Telegraph]

Grenfell Tower tenants illegally subletting given legal protection in bid to establish death toll [Evening Standard]

Same-sex marriage campaigners call for law change in Northern Ireland [The Independent]

Cardinal George Pell hires top criminal barrister who represented underworld figures and murderers — as he prepares to return to Australia to fight historic sex charges [Mail Online]

The independent report into police custody deaths must be delayed no longer [The Guardian]

Hundreds of food poisoning claims have already been dropped after Spanish crackdown on fraud by British all-inclusive holidaymakers [Mail Online]

Barclays former CEO and three bankers in court to face fraud charges [The Guardian]

Three things about Brexit [Jack of Kent]

Whitehall lawyers could be overwhelmed by Brexit [Law Society Gazette]

Lawyers plan to stop UK dropping EU rules on environment after Brexit [The Guardian]

“New low for Legal Cheek publishing an article on this trash TV” [Legal Cheek Comments]

Coming this week: ‘How to make it as a City lawyer — with Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells and Mayer Brown’ [Legal Cheek Hub]