Morning round-up: Monday 9 April

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Allen & Overy in merger talks with US giant O’Melveny & Myers to create transatlantic magic circle megafirm [Legal Cheek]

The dawn of the superstar lawyer [Financial Times]

Legal costs halt thousands of domestic violence cases [BBC News]

Homophobic laws in Caribbean could roll back in landmark case [The Guardian]

Cop blasted by judge after losing 12th employment tribunal in ten years [The Sun]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Bitter £1m legal battle over Chinese statues for collector who discovered Turner masterpiece [The Telegraph]

Superfit young solicitor drowned in the bath after “suffering epileptic fit” while getting ready for a night out [The Sun]

Paul Hollywood’s ex-wife has hired a top divorce lawyer “to claim half of his fortune” [The Sun]

Tears, tantrums and toyboys: Secrets of a Hollywood divorce lawyer [The Telegraph]

“Pimp in a suit” lawyer cries as he is sentenced to 80 years in prison for forcing clients to have rough sex with him, before mouthing “I love you” to his still-loyal wife as he leaves court [Mail Online]

F-LEX are recruiting paralegals in Manchester and the North West [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Sounds like someone just stocked up on skinny ties for their first year vacation scheme.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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