Monday morning round-up

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

UK ‘in violation of international law’ over poverty levels, says UN envoy [The Guardian]

Law firm gender progress is not quite what it seems [Financial Times] (£)

Shamima Begum’s lawyer quits over ‘unfair’ secret terror hearings [The Times] (£)

Law firm that victimised lesbian lawyer Allison Bailey over transgender stance refuses to condemn barrister over his ‘pro-Hamas tweets’ including image of terrorists storming the Israeli border [Mail Online]

NHS pay: Health staff win Covid bonus after legal action threat [BBC News]

Scarlett Johansson takes legal action against AI app that copied her likeness [The Standard]

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Google’s Epic legal battle opens up on another front [Financial Times] (£)

Senior lawyers criticise handling of case of Sikh activist held in India [The Guardian]

Oil tycoon takes £350m lawsuit to Scottish courts in biggest single payout battle [Daily Record]

Farmer wrongfully arrested at behest of RSPCA wins £20k in court [The Telegraph]

Law firm partner fined for late-night drunken texts and calls to female colleague [New Zealand Herald]

“I have asked for a new set of example questions at kaplan as impossible to contact the SRA. The current questions on the SRA website are 3 years old and do not reflect the exam. No response off course” [Legal Cheek comments]

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