Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 27 October

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Top London law firms plan Ireland move after Brexit, posing threat to huge profit driver [Evening Standard]

UK sets date for parliamentary showdown on crucial Brexit laws [Business Insider]

Struck out: Case challenging Tory/DUP deal falls at first hurdle [Legal Cheek]

Abortion laws ‘punish sex-crime victims’ [BBC News]

Not the real deal: EU court rejects claim that bridge is a sport [The Guardian]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Lawyer wakes up to find £14 million in her bank account and mortgage paid off in bank blunder [The Sun]

A judge is under fire for calling a sexual assault victim “overweight” and suggesting she was “flattered” by the perpetrator [Refinery 29]

‘I do not condone sexual harassment in any form’: Barrister admits showing female law student porn in a job interview — because it was evidence in a case [Mail Online]

How artificial intelligence will change law firms with Herbert Smith Freehills [Legal Cheek Hub]

“But how much will the SQE cost? Surely this is just shifting the bottleneck along — allowing people to get qualified (self-funded) only to be an unemployed ‘NQ’ Why not just offer LPC places only to those who have TC offers?” [Legal Cheek comments]

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