New Year round-up

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The top legal affairs news stories from the New Year period

legal news stories

Mayor Sadiq Khan accused of ‘politicising’ London New Year’s fireworks display [Evening Standard]

Theresa May urges MPs to back Brexit deal in new year message [The Guardian]

Brexit ‘bad or awful’ for economy in 2019 say economists [Financial Times (£)]

From taxes to drones: All the new laws for 2019 and how they will impact you [The Mirror]

Judges guilty of bullying in legal world that ‘stinks of testosterone’ [The Times (£)]

Female lawyers still facing ‘frustrating’ inequality [Sky News]

Strain of legal aid cuts shows in family, housing and immigration courts [The Guardian]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Lawyers who drew up Sir Philip Green gagging orders should face inquiry, says MP [The Telegraph]

Father of two found dead after allegations made following lawyers’ Christmas party [The Telegraph]

Death threat made to lawyer — but police alert wrong solicitor about danger [Daily Record]

“Lady Hale was the first woman to sit on the UK Supreme Court. RBG was the second to sit on the US Supreme Court. So there’s a difference for ya.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

Event: The battle for high margin work: why US law firms in London keep winning market share — with Shearman & Sterling [Legal Cheek Events]

BPTC and LPC graduates sought to work as county court advocates [Legal Cheek Noticeboard]

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