Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Monday 19 February

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

“Decades behind the law”: Most managers think it OK to quiz interviewees about having children, research reveals [The Independent]

We should celebrate a century of women in law by finally tackling the profession’s gender pay gap [City AM]

Shock figures reveal state of UK’s brutal prisons [The Guardian]

Liam Payne calls in divorce lawyers to advise how to protect his £54m from Cheryl and still have access to his son Bear as friends say they could split within weeks [Mail Online]

Fergie faces £2million legal bill if she loses her fight for “£40million lost wages” after Fake Sheikh sting [Mail Online]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

MPs voting against Theresa May’s Brexit deal will cause “crisis in British politics”, Guy Verhofstadt warns [The Independent]

Scotch Whisky Association launch legal challenge against German whiskey over ‘Glen’ name [The Glasgow Herald]

When did being gay become legal in the UK? [Metro]

Botched cosmetic surgery: law change urged as complaints treble [The Guardian]

Google’s firing of anti-diversity memo author was legal, labor regulators conclude [Fortune]

Wanted: Legal Research Assistant to Philip Rainey QC & Michael Walsh [Legal Cheek Hub]

“We get it, your parents are lawyers. Don’t beat yourself up about your privilege.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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