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Morning Briefing 14/7/2014

Morning Briefing 14/7/2014

Good morning and welcome to another week. No one likes Mondays but apparently there’s a heatwave on the way so if you like hot weather, there’s a lot to look forward to! AbbVie made another bid for Shire over the weekend and the Shire board have indicated its board would be willing to recommend the proposal. Pfizer/Astra couldn’t get over the line but it looks like this one might. In potentially the most ironic speech of the year, Putin has told Britain to resolve the Falkland Islands row. There was a lot of talk about assisted dying this weekend and we’ve got news on that too.

  1. Assisted dying bill must not stall in Lords, urges former lord chancellor (via The Guardian)
  2. NY attorney general sues to bar Lyft from the city (via Engadget)
  3. Junior traders offered immunity in forex probe (via The FT – requires free registration)
  4. Magic circle sees UK market share shrink as global consolidation takes hold (via The Lawyer)
  5. Child abuse victims to sue Government (via The Independent)
  6. Putin Tells Britain To Resolve Falklands Row (via Sky News)
  7. Tribunal to hear legal challenge to GCHQ surveillance claims (via BBC News)
  8. Scottish independence: Law Society calls for answers in referendum campaign (via BBC News)
  9. Shire opens door to latest £31bn AbbVie proposal (via The FT – requires free registration)
  10. Parents prosecuted for taking children on holiday during school term (via The Guardian)

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