Morning round-up: Friday 18 August

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Linklaters keeps 47 of its 56 trainees upon qualification [Legal Cheek]

Judge rules it is legal for Northern Ireland not to recognise same sex marriages [Independent]

Brexit threat to London’s legal eagles [Politico]

Toblerone shape not distinctive enough for trademark, Poundland claims [The Guardian]

Sunderland FC taking legal action against a far-right commentator who is using their stadium as his backdrop [The Star]

Biglaw leaders denounce Trump’s repulsive rhetoric on Charlottesville [Above The Law]

‘I hate him’: Martin Shkreli court transcript reveals struggle for impartial jurors [The Guardian]

‘I sat in on the cases!’: Amy Schumer looks on with suspicion in court as she photobombs defendants on Judge Judy [Mail Online]

BPTC & LPC graduates sought for County Court Advocate roles: Immediate start [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Learning to consume copious amounts of alcohol is basically 75% of one’s legal training. He has a bright future ahead of him.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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