Monday morning round-up

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

Boris Johnson at risk of losing Covid inquiry legal funding, Whitehall warns [Financial Times] (£)

The government can’t weaponise legal fees against Boris [The Spectator] (free, but registration required)

A lawyer got ChatGPT to do his research, but he isn’t AI’s biggest fool [The Guardian]

MoD spends £3m on lawyers to help Government’s Covid inquiry response [The Telegraph]

‘The judge went absolutely berserk’: my life as a barrister in badly behaved Britain [The Guardian]

The money behind the coming wave of climate litigation [Financial Times] (£)

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

What to know as Prince Harry prepares to take on a British tabloid publisher in court [Independent]

Father launches a last-ditch legal bid to stop his ‘vulnerable’ autistic son, 21, from having a sex change this week [Mail Online]

Meet the Bristol lawyer who became a ‘happiness consultant’ after shock medical diagnosis [ITV News]

“Freshfields is growing and has a real plan in the US. They will probably do something to counteract A&O trying to leapfrog it with the Shearman merger…” [Legal Cheek comments]


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