Monday morning round-up

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

Geoffrey Cox billed taxpayers for temp while raking in £740 an hour as barrister [Mirror]

Revealed: Suella Braverman’s trips to Rwanda to teach government lawyers [Independent]

Good Law Project sets up Scottish office amid concern over ‘bullied’ English judges [The Scotsman]

I’m a barrister and I know the law doesn’t protect women and girls – it needs to change in five areas [Independent]

Arch-Brexiteer Owen Paterson banks on European court as he launches his case today [Mail Online]

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New law to stop the self-harm trolls who prey on children [The Times] (£)

Nicola Sturgeon spent over £260,000 of taxpayers’ cash fighting failed Supreme Court cases [Daily Record]

‘Dirty money’ fears as EU court backs tax haven secrecy: Companies have right to keep identities of their owners secret [This Is Money]

TikTok lawyer Richard Grogan’s wife pays special tribute to him using iconic quote from Bridget Jones’s Diary at funeral [The Sun]

Ghislaine Maxwell’s appeal is in jeopardy as her estranged husband refuses to pay her $2million legal bill [Mail Online]

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