Morning round-up: Tuesday 17 October

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Should children be heard in English family court cases? [BBC News]

City of London warns of need for quick Brexit transition deal [Financial Times]

FA inquiry QC receives counselling after hearing victims’ accounts of abuse [The Guardian]

A top lawyer can’t stop Boris Johnson doing what he wants, even when it’s his wife [The Independent]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Opera singer and film writer ex-boyfriend in High Court battle over who wrote the script to a Hollywood blockbuster [The Telegraph]

Asylum and detention specialist sets up BSB firm and law student project [Legal Futures]

Saudi Arabia sets up commercial courts to expedite investment [Reuters]

Donald Trump has spent more than $1m on legal fees in past three months [Metro]

Event: How technology and innovation will change the role of lawyers — with Osborne Clarke [Legal Cheek Hub]

“The fact is being a judge is just not as prestigious as it used to be. Sure the money’s not bad but statutory retirement ages knock people out of the judiciary long before their time (look at Lord Neuberger) which you wouldn’t get in private practice” [Legal Cheek comments]

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