Morning round-up: Thursday 17 May

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

UK law firm accused of failings over Azerbaijan leader’s daughters’ offshore assets [The Guardian]

Wanted man tried to hand himself into police four times… but couldn’t due to court closures by the Ministry of Justice [Mail Online]

Immigrants facing deportation ‘could be unable to defend themselves’ after sweeping legal aid cuts [Huffington Post]

Employers face landmark legal action over sexual harassment [The Telegraph]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Leeds outperforming London and Manchester for legal work [Yorkshire Post]

Government calls in the lawyers to check if two customs options are legal [City A.M.]

Racist lawyer who threatened to call ICE on workers speaking Spanish in a Manhattan restaurant is a Trump supporter [Mail Online]

Trump Jr defended election meeting with Kremlin-connected lawyer [Financial Times]

Reed Smith are hiring Campus Ambassadors! [Legal Cheek Hub]

The Future of Legal Education and Training Conference on Wednesday 23 May [Legal Cheek]

“Presumably Slaughters, which is an old-school partnership and not an LLP, would also be concerned that if they published the partner figures anyone with a calculator could work out with some precision their PEP, which they are notoriously guarded about.” [Legal Cheek comments]



Somebody might want to let the Telegraph know that fees have been abolished in the Tribunal!


Not Amused

You should.

Go on. There will be an e-mail address you can send an e-mail to. I’m sure the Telegraph will then change its story.

I’m not kidding.

There is far too much deference in modern Britain. I’m not at all sure why, but people seem to come out of schools with a believe that they are powerless and voiceless and that no one will listen to them. But that’s nonsense.

We’re a democracy and a pretty decent democracy at that. The Telegraph is not some monolithic entity akin to a king or god. It’s a business made up of decent human beings occupying a pretty ordinary building. Drop them a line.

If we want to live in a decent society then we can. But we need to act. We can’t simply tut and say “someone must do something” – we must do it. Whether that is picking up a piece of litter in the street or telling the Telegraph it has made an error – we all need to do our bit.



Can you do it for me please I defer to you….


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