Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Monday 26 February

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Labour wants permanent customs union treaty after Brexit — Starmer [BBC News]

Court to hear case of banker kept alive against family’s wishes [The Guardian]

Pace of law firm IPOs is ponderous as investors kept at bay [Financial Times]

Disgraced Iraq lawyer Phil Shiner hid houses and even his guitars in bid to avoid paying £7m debts [The Telegraph]

We need a special court for free speech, delivering justice for all [The Guardian]

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US Supreme Court weighs Microsoft privacy fight over data stored overseas [CNBC]

“This was botched, it was torture”: Lawyer’s anger as Death Row prisoner is left with a dozen needle wounds and punctured bladder when the execution team couldn’t find a vein to give him a lethal injection [Mail Online]

How two brothers converted a 200-year-old crown court into an incredible restaurant and hotel [Manchester Evening News]

‘Matty C’ burger van fights off legal action from McDonald’s over name claim [The Sun]

Top lawyer charged with having sex with his Labrador Snoopy [Metro]

“Law firm talk has certainly moved on since my day…” [Legal Cheek Comments]

Litigation Fee Earner sought by Canary Wharf-based law firm [Legal Cheek Hub]

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