Morning round-up: Tuesday 9 January

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Former Macfarlanes solicitor is the new Lord Chancellor [Legal Cheek]

Solicitors warned ‘be suspicious’ of house-buyers paying with large sums of ‘unexplained cash’ [Evening Standard]

AA says it is “astonished” over legal action by its former chairman [City A.M.]

Lana Del Rey sued by Radiohead for allegedly copying Creep [The Telegraph]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

No retraction for Fire and Fury, says Trump book publisher’s lawyer [The Guardian]

SDT orders solicitor who failed to overturn £2,000 fine to pay £54,000 in costs [Legal Futures]

Supreme Court cites juror’s racist comment in death penalty reprieve [BBC News]

Meet Mz J4zzie, the law graduate with her eyes on rap royalty [Newham Recorder]

Cornerstone Barristers pupillage open evening on Thursday 11 January [Legal Cheek Hub]

“It is unbelievable that it has taken this long for a lawyer to be appointed Lord Chancellor. What has been the pre-req’s for the last 6 years? Be relatively incompetent but schoolmates with a good chunk of cabinet?” [Legal Cheek comments]

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