Round-up

Monday morning round-up

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

‘Little difficulty’ proving Qatar booze deal breached, but top lawyers say it may not mean a legal row [City A.M.]

UK opposition parties to table amendments to delay deletion of 4,000 EU laws [The Guardian]

Yale and Harvard law schools spark exodus from influential rankings [Financial Times] (£)

How law firms can embrace the new emphasis on workplace culture [Reuters]

Judge halts drug-smuggling trial after ‘loud and obvious’ pornography heard blaring through lawyer’s computer [LBC]

Judge berates Oxford-trained barrister who attended wrong court 150 miles from his case [The Times] (free, but registration required)

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Sexual predator admits murdering law graduate Zara Aleena days after prison release [ITV]

Harvard lawyer ‘swindled friend out of £2m’ [The Times] (free, but registration required)

Shocking moment stunned lawyer is given a tongue-lashing by judge on national TV for missing a court appearance because he’d suffered a STROKE [Daily Mail]

Lawyer keeps job after driving home from party with cocaine and ecstasy in her system [The Mirror]

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