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Morning Briefing 7/8/2014

Morning Briefing 7/8/2014

Good morning and welcome to todays roundup. Many of you will be preparing for training contract interviews so it’s more important than ever to keep up to date with the latest news. We bring you an assortment of news from commercial to crime and beyond.

  1. Wachtell, A&O and Gibson Dunn lead on Walgreens acquisition of Boots (via Legal Business)
  2. Britain agrees to let Peru drugs mules serve prison sentence in UK (via The Express)
  3. Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty: Almost four decades after their murderous reign Cambodia sentences heads of regime to life in prison (via The Independent)
  4. Final Arguments As Oscar Pistorius Trial Resumes (via Sky News)
  5. Borneo student killings: ‘Four admit crime’ (via BBC News)
  6. Top judge authorises court to cover legal aid in challenge to government (via The Guardian)
  7. Constance Briscoe sacked from the judiciary (via Evening Standard)
  8. Bank of America set to settle mortgages case for $16bn-plus penalty (via The FT – requires free registration)
  9. Wikipedia swears to fight ‘censorship’ of ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling (via The Guardian)
  10. Wachtell and Clifford Chance set to go head-to-head in HP Autonomy war (via The Lawyer)
  11. Chinese city bans beards, Islamic-style clothing on buses during event (via CNN)
  12. First Execution Since Botched Lethal Injection (via Sky News)
  13. Lawyer suing Facebook overwhelmed with support (via The Guardian)

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