Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 18 January

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Government lawyers “out of their depth” over Brexit, claims justice committee chair Bob Neill [City A.M.]

John Worboys victim launches legal challenge over release [BBC News]

Outrage as solicitor defending a father, 50, who groped a woman in a swimming pool claims his victim would’ve ‘forgotten all about it in two or three days’ [Mail Online]

Brexit news: Brits launch Netherlands court bid to keep EU citizenship rights in case that could impact one million ex-pats [Evening Standard]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Rival Heathrow expansion scheme considers legal action against government [The Telegraph]

High Court admits people have been wrongly jailed for not paying council tax [Independent]

Why Jo gave up her six-figure barrister’s salary to teach in a then-failing inner-city school – And growing numbers of successful women over 40 are doing the same [Mail Online]

Tragedy of law student who fell nine floors to his death after drinking heavily and taking MDMA on a night out [The Herald]

Bitcoin price continues to drop… as Vladimir Putin says legal regulation of cryptocurrency ‘definitely required’ [Evening Standard]

Neymar’s lawyer shows off the incredible cheque used to bring the Brazilian to PSG [90 min]

Event: Technology and the future of legal practice — with Womble Bond Dickinson in Leeds [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Doing skills training after the training contract is so obviously a bad idea: the LPC has a lot of unhelpful stuff on, but (although it’s undermined by being assessed on a pass/fail basis) skills like writing, research and drafting are actually helpful when on your TC, far more than academic law.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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