Morning round-up: Thursday 16 November

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Tory ministers spent £283,000 on lawyers in failed bid to defend unlawful tribunal fees policy [Mirror]

UK Supreme Court rejects challenge to minimum alcohol pricing [Financial Times]

‘I asked for help from British judges when I was detained in Dubai — they ignored me. Is it because many of them work in the UAE?’ [Independent]

‘Narcissistic’ deputy district judge, 37, who wrote fake letters from members of the public to support his own planning applications avoids jail [Mail Online]

Court hears transgender woman’s appeal over access to her Jewish children [The Guardian]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Lawyer Phil Shiner stripped of University of Kent honour [BBC News]

Could lawyers and lawmakers regulate Uber to death? [Wired]

Lawyer ordered to repay over £1million she stole from firm of solicitors [Yorkshire Post]

Millionaire financier sues over concierge cuts that have left ‘no one to collect his car’ outside £18m flat [Evening Standard]

Argentina lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide [Reuters]

Fintech: the future of financial institutions with Clifford Chance [Legal Cheek Hub]

“No, we can’t agree. There’s hardly any work to do in the first week on pretty much any course at Law School. It’s all basic introductory stuff. It doesn’t pile up at all. Undergrad is just a formality and the LPC and BPTC are both a piece of p*ss.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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