Morning round-up: Wednesday 5 July

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Lord Chancellor David Lidington defends appointment of ex-judge as Grenfell inquiry chair [The Guardian]

The Justice4Grenfell agitators: campaign group tries to push Tower enquiry judge to resign [The Telegraph]

Joshua Rozenberg QC: Top judge warns government it risks fragmenting society and says its record on updating statute book is lamentable [Facebook]

Never mind the City’s financial sector — Lord Mayor says the UK’s legal industry will carry the country through Brexit [City A.M.]

Iraq war: judge to review Tony Blair prosecution ban [The Guardian]

Grenfell: In defence of judges [The Justice Gap]

Lord of the Rings legal battle between Tolkien estate and Warner Bros. ends [Independent]

Dominatrix whose puppy ‘slaves’ include judges and solicitors appears on First Dates [The Sun]

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

“I’m sure that many people have dreamed of sacking off a stressful but stable career in order to become yet another Instagram foodie, with no evidence of any actual writing gigs or significant sales a year later.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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