Morning round-up: Wednesday 1 November

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Legal aid cuts trigger 99.5% collapse in numbers receiving state help in benefits cases [Independent]

Cutting legal aid to families has had the entirely opposite effect to the one the government intended [BuzzFeed News]

The UK government is spending hundreds of millions of pounds on bureaucrats and lawyers to cope with Brexit [Business Insider]

MPs must vote on Brexit to make it legal, May concedes: Remainers could unpick deal [Express]

Husband of ex-Linklaters associate admits using confidential info from M&A deal his wife was working on to make £75,000 stock market profit [Legal Cheek]

Being an out gay lawyer hasn’t been easy — but the profession is changing [Gay Star News]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Solicitors to ‘gag’ journalists over sexual harassment allegations claims [Bristol Post]

‘Plenty of men my age use them’: High-profile barrister ‘sent paralegal to pharmacy to pick up viagra pills and watched porn at his desk’ [Mail Online]

Legal threat to NHS plans for cheap treatment to prevent blindness [The Telegraph]

Two historic Glasgow legal firms set to merge [Insider]

Key graduate recruitment deadlines calendar [Legal Cheek Careers]

Until we do something about childcare, expect endless stories like this where we look at the end point of a very complicated pipeline and just imply discrimination — because who needs evidence? [Legal Cheek comments]

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