Monday morning round-up

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

Big law firms fall out of fashion with idealistic Generation Z [Financial Times] (£)

Married City lawyer, 41, who shared intimate pictures with 18-year-old female apprentice and ogled her in office swivel chair faces end of his career [Daily Mail]

Suella Braverman accused of breaching barristers’ code over ‘racist’ language [The Guardian]

UK government scraps plan to replace all EU laws by the end of 2023 [Sky News]

Labour could make working from home a legal right [The Times] (free, but registration required)

Victims’ bill ‘not worth paper it’s written on’ after being hijacked by Dominic Raab, watchdog says [The Independent]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

New York City passes law barring weight discrimination [BBC News]

Phillip Schofield ‘called in lawyers’ to ensure This Morning return alongside Holly Willoughby [Metro]

GETTING SCHOOLED Kim Kardashian shares behind-the-scenes notes from her law school study session — but gets mocked for strange detail [The Sun]

Prince Harry set to become first UK royal to enter witness box in 130 years; defending lawyer calls claim “trivial” and “almost non-existent” [Deadline]

Who is David Sherborne? Prince Harry’s lawyer who also represented Princess Diana [Tatler]

“There seems to be a common misconception amongst some less experienced journalists that all barristers are QC (now KC).” [Legal Cheek comments]

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Be Ashamed, Very Ashamed

The New York law is ridiculous. In the UK hard working taxpayers fund the NHS costs and benefits of those who choose pie and chips over their health. It is not fat shaming it is a civic duty.

Anonymous slob

We also fund the treatment of people who engage in dangerous sports and do all kinds of things the rest of us may not. Isn’t that what civilised societies do?


There is a perceived social utility in such activities. Gluttony is on a par with drunkenness or excessive drug consumption. We do find the health care, that is the point. If we are paying for the fat we are entitled to call them out for there lack of self-control.


Can I call you out for your moronic lack of spelling ability?


No, because I have a 1st in English. What is moronic is the dull tactic online of side-stepping substance by the resort to references to typographical errors. Such errors are largely a function of autocorrect in many cases.

Anonymous slob

I agree. There is also utility and pleasure in eating pie and chips. Gluttony and excess are wholly different.

They should be shamed

The fat cost the NHS £14bn a year. Calling them out on their selfish behaviour is being a good citizen.

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