Monday morning round-up

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

Legal news stories

UK chambers removes Xinjiang genocide opinion after China sanctions [Financial Times]

Magistrate sacked after posting ‘provocative and racist’ material online [The Sun]

The EU’s vaccine grab breaches the rule of law [The Spectator]

Holidays ‘unlikely to be legal until August’ [Daily Star]

Alex Salmond hints at ‘international legal action’ to force independence referendum on UK [Express]

Maritime lawyer: I warned Suez was a crisis waiting to happen [Irish Examiner]

Charlie Hughes: Parents of boy with epilepsy drop NICE high court challenge [BBC News]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Lawyer fighting for the removal of a London cycleway says he saw a pensioner almost get hit by a cyclist as he blasts the scheme for its ‘failure’ to protect the elderly and vulnerable [Mail Online]

Chris Daw QC: Top lawyer calls for the legalisation of drugs [JOE]

Joe Anderson in court battle to make Liverpool Council fund his legal costs [Liverpool Echo]

The lawyer who took on Chevron – and now marks his 600th day under house arrest [The Guardian]

“They could not distance themselves from their colleagues fast enough while pointing out the legal technicalities. And the article about the Uighur work came off the website pretty quickly too…” [Legal Cheek comments]

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