Morning round-up: Tuesday 12 December

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Grenfell survivors’ lawyer makes powerful argument over inquiry’s lack of diversity [Huffington Post]

UK government accepts MPs’ demands for scrutiny of Brexit law changes [Reuters]

Law firms try self-analysis, ‘Moneyball’ style [Financial Times]

Government draft tougher animal cruelty laws after sentience row [Sky News]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Stephen Hawking is taking legal action against Jeremy Hunt [Cambridge News]

Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo ‘nearly turned down I’m A Celeb over fears it would ruin her career in politics’ [The Sun]

Solicitor who ‘outrageously plundered’ assets of elderly client struck off [Legal Futures]

Donald Trump’s attempt to ban transgender people from joining the army quashed by judge [The Telegraph]

Texas law firm buys $3 million private jet to fly lawyers to Bay Area and circumvent outrageous local living costs [NBC]

BPTC & LPC graduates to undertake freelance advocacy work in the County Courts throughout England and Wales [Legal Cheek Hub]

“The bar and chambers seriously need to get a grip if they intend to be relevant in modern England. I am a barrister and I practised from elite London Chambers. The closet racism, snobbery and prejudice is, quite frankly, shocking.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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