Morning round-up: Thursday 3 August

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Legal and accountancy businesses generate £15.5bn for Treasury [Financial Times]

Addison Lee suffers latest defeat in legal row over gig economy rights [The Guardian]

Law firm Baker McKenzie battles global uncertainty to realise record revenues with five per cent growth [City A.M.]

Kanye West in £7.4m legal battle with Lloyd’s of London over cancelled tour dates [Evening Standard]

Donald Trump ‘could face legal charges’ over role in drafting son’s Russia meeting statement [Independent]

Wife stands by depressed solicitor who stabbed her in the head and battered her with an ornamental cat before turning the knife on himself in bid to create ‘a day of death’ [Mail Online]

LawBot team plans ‘lawyer v machine’ case prediction challenge [Legal Futures]

Lawyer and businessman seek to trademark N-word variation to thwart racists [ABA Journal]

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

“If this is such a good idea, why not trial it in the Court of Appeal first? It could wipe out all those backlogs without the problems of early starts/late finishes for clients/witnesses and with good public transport available at all hours.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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