Monday morning round-up

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The top legal affairs news stories from the weekend

Shamima Begum hires Gareth Peirce, the human rights lawyer who represented Abu Qatada [The Telegraph]

Ministry of Justice drops ‘Dear Sir’ in automated responses to legal aid claimants [The Telegraph]

Three paedophiles get £245k in legal aid — 10 times more than victims’ compo [The Mirror]

Assange lawyer dismisses “outrageous” Ecuador claims [Sky News]

Julian Assange must face Swedish justice first — MPs and peers [BBC News]

Apple seeks up to $27bn in legal battle with Qualcomm [Financial Times]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Dishonest NHS ambulance chasing lawyer struck off [The Telegraph]

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd’s lawyer accuses victim’s family of ‘GLOATING’ over prison time [The Sun]

Fashion brand ‘FUCT’ seeks trademark help from Supreme Court for “thought provoking” name after Trump administration calls it “scandalous” and “immoral” [Mail Online]

Noam Chomsky takes apart the ‘scandalous’ arrest of Julian Assange [The Canary]

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Apply now: London white-collar crime boutique firm seeks solicitor to join its expanding team [Legal Cheek Noticeboard]

“Ohh it’s not in London so it must be embarrassing? LONDON LONDON LONDON” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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I don’t like the nonces getting legal aid. Totally inappropriate use of public funds.



Everyone has the right to a fair trial. The real issue is why the costs are so high.


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