Monday morning round-up

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The top legal affairs news stories from this morning and the weekend

Legal news stories

Matt Hancock dismisses ruling that he broke the law over lucrative Covid contracts as just ‘delayed paperwork’ [Independent]

Court delays allow violent offenders to avoid prison [The Guardian]

Brexit: Unionist parties to join NI Protocol legal challenge [BBC News]

Pro-Beijing reforms threaten ‘end’ of HK’s legal system, top lawyer warns [Financial Times]

Uber driver celebrates Supreme Court decision: ‘I need to work at least 15 hours a day to earn a living [MyLondon]

Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy’s costly legal battle ‘may not be heard in High Court until 2022 due to backlogs’ [Mail Online]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Cyber criminals go ‘below radar’ and steal as little as £10, as victims are less likely to report it [The Telegraph]

Lawyer Convicted in College-Admissions Scandal Avoids Disbarment [Wall Street Journal]

Kim Kardashian’s lawyer Laura Wasser says ‘don’t expect great behaviour with divorce’ [Mirror]

Woman pretended she had breast cancer to escape court hearing [Staffordshire Live]

Joanna Cherry ‘takes legal action’ against actor in ‘disproportionate’ move [The Scotsman]

Virtual student event TOMORROW: How to build an international legal career in Ireland — with Arthur Cox, Matheson, Pinsent Masons and BARBRI [Legal Cheek Events]

“There is a reason why lawyers tend to marry other lawyers, an understanding of the sacrifices required to excel at law firms.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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