Monday morning round-up

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

Big Four: EY, Deloitte, KPMG, and PwC step on law firms’ toes increasing legal revenue to £1.25bn [City A.M.]

Law merger global boost: Pinsent Masons’ first female chief [The Herald]

Multimillionaire retired ambassador wins court battle against lawyer who moved into his £15m family home and refused to leave claiming she was his ‘surrogate daughter’ [Daily Mail]

Lawyer spent over $10 million in loans for fake clients to live in a Las Vegas hotel and gamble ’24/7′ for six months, lawsuit alleges [Insider]

Legal action launched over sham marriage screening algorithm [BBC]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Change to treasure law ‘will keep more artefacts in UK museums’ [The Guardian]

Kim Kardashian shows off latest legal areas she’s studying in pursuit of law career: ‘New subjects … let’s go!’ [Daily Mail]

Law student, 24, to stand trial over crash which killed Land Rover passenger after ‘shunt’ on A1(M) in Yorkshire [Yorkshire Post]

“Constant long hours has always been weird to me. Aren’t you bound to make mistakes if you’re wired to a computer screen?” [Legal Cheek comments]

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Bob the AI Builder

The algorithm story is appalling, Algorithms offer a fantastic route to more accurate, faster and cheaper decision making. If the algorithm is more likely to identify marriage participants from certain countries as being at higher risk that is no problem at all if these a countries whose national have a high risk of participating in a sham marriage or if the algorithm in fact identifies high risk participants, especially if not spotted under the human review system.


Uncharitable fellow

LC, surely it’s time to retire the current Monday morning newspaper image – we’ve had 3 PMs since Theresa May!


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