Morning Briefing 7/7/2014

Morning Briefing 7/7/2014

Good morning and welcome to another week! Lots of you will be taking part in vacation schemes, Tweet us @TSL_Tweets to tell us how you’re getting on. A big start to the week with lots of news, including some M&A, crime and news that LPC applications are down by 10%. We bring you this roundup every day so you are aware of what’s going on and always prepared for an interview, we hope you enjoy it.

  1. SABMiller to sell out of African hotel and casino group Tsogo Sun (via The FT – requires free registration)
  2. UK ‘sleepwalking into violating disabled people’s human rights’ (via The Guardian)
  3. Merkel Says Alleged U.S. Spying Would Breach Trust (via Bloomberg)
  4. LPC applications down by 10% (via Law Society Gazette)
  5. Saudi activist lawyer gets 15-year sentence for ‘inciting public opinion’ (via CNN)
  6. Cleary and Clifford Chance join host on firms on Club Med takeover battle (via The Lawyer)
  7. Man who left assault victim with severe injuries granted an appeal after he claims judge SNORED during his trial in 2003 (via Daily Mail)
  8. North Carolina voter law challenged: ‘the worst suppression since Jim Crow’ (via The Guardian)
  9. Phone companies could be forced to store data under new security laws (via The Telegraph)
  10. Graduate jobs recover to ‘pre-recession peak’ (via BBC News)
  11. Fee income on public M&A tumbles as deals dry up, research by The Lawyer reveals (via The Lawyer)
  12. States look to gun seizure law after mass killings (via Fox News)
  13. Attorney generals to debate role of juries in internet age (via The Guardian)
  14. Kate and Gerry McCann are braced to speak at £1m detective libel trial (via The Express)
  15. Pistorius Lawyers Slam Reeva Killing Video (via Sky News)
  16. Five arrests over ‘hoax’ UK government websites (via BBC News)
  17. Mining companies face lawsuits as US government rallies to their defence (via The Guardian)

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