Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Wednesday 18 October

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Domestic violence victims still waiting for legal aid reform, says Labour [The Guardian]

Mystery shrouds departure of junior solicitor duo from Debevoise [Legal Cheek]

British Gas owner Centrica refuses to rule out legal bid to block energy price cap [The Telegraph]

UK spy agencies may be circumventing data-sharing law, tribunal told [The Guardian]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Catalonia’s legal situation is nuanced [Financial Times]

An Uber executive’s lawyer invoked LeBron James when asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from a woman who was raped by an Uber driver [Business Insider]

Lawyer uses “too fat” defense to try and help client stay out of prison [Boing Boing]

Johnny Depp ‘sues his own attorney claiming law firm conspired with financial manager to fleece him of $40M’ [Mail Online]

Judges turn to extreme remedy to block Trump administration [CNN]

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

“Not convinced that the quest to achieve scale is a prudent one given how many of these transatlantic mergers we have seen. Better to focus on strong niches and do them well.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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