Morning round-up: Wednesday 21 March

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Poorest in society ‘excluded’ from getting legal aid, finds report [Independent]

Scottish court allows petition on whether UK can unilaterally stop Brexit [The Guardian]

Harvey Weinstein’s company removes legal gag on abused victims before filing for bankruptcy [The Sun]

‘They can kill people’ Judge hits out at cyclists who ride on pavements [The Telegraph]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

The Observer fought off legal threats from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica before publishing data harvesting scoop [Press Gazette]

Tributes paid to High Court judge Sir Andrew Gilbart QC, who has died aged 68 [Manchester Evening News]

Legal ranking firm Chambers and Partners scooped up by Virgin Experience Days owner Inflexion [City A.M.]

AI could help, not hinder, the success of future legal professionals [Venture Beast]

Millionaire Zahid Khan ‘taking legal action against police after £250k Ferrari crushed’ [Birmingham Live]

BPTC & LPC graduates sought to work as County Court Advocates. Start this summer! [Legal Cheek Hub]

“It’s good that the firms swiftly took action! Racism should not be tolerated and its worrying that such individuals would have progressed on in the legal industry had it not been for Mr Motavali’s actions. I hope more of such people are exposed.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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