Morning round-up: Friday 17 November

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

British lawyers fight to overturn Berlusconi’s ban on holding public office, paving way for political resurrection [The Telegraph]

Law to change to make sex between coaches and 16- and 17-year-olds illegal [The Guardian]

Supreme Court backs HMRC over film tax dispute [Financial Times]

Lawyers lambast country’s housing law ‘mess’, as death toll from Grenfell fire confirmed at 71 [Legal Cheek]

Father who refuses to use daughter’s preferred first name gets telling off from judge [Metro]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Judge bans British Muslim wife of Egyptian man from taking their young daughter abroad over fears the toddler is at risk of female genital mutilation [Mail Online]

UK hopes to end long legal dispute with Iran over 1976 arms deal [The Guardian]

Banning women from bar ‘regrettable’ says manager of infamous Fleet Street watering hole [Legal Hackette’s Brief]

Is alcohol really necessary at law school networking events? [Above The Law]

Rafael Nadal wins defamation case over accusations of doping by former French minister [Express]

Donald Trump lifts ban on importing elephant hunt trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia [Independent]

Event: Why US law firms are thriving in London, With Shearman & Sterling, Ropes & Gray and Barbri [Legal Cheek Hub]

“This all comes down to duration. A day or maybe a week of interning is not very long and it’s fair to do this unpaid. Most people can absorb the cost of this. Internships for months on end for no pay is disgusting.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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