Morning Headlines 31/3/2015

Morning Headlines 31/3/2015

Good morning. Here’s the news roundup.

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  1. Panorama: Legal Aid Cuts (iPlayer)
  2. More can be done to protect human rights across Europe (The Guardian)
  3. Indiana anti-gay law ‘grossly misconstrued’ says governor (BBC News)
  4. Shearman and Cravath lead as Dow Chemical strikes $5bn deal with Olin (Legal Week)
  5. Borneo Man To Hang For British Students’ Murder (Sky News)
  6. Costa Concordia: Shipment of Mob drugs was hidden aboard cruise liner when it hit rocks off Italian coast, investigators say (The Independent)
  7. Louisiana death row case confounds US supreme court over mental disability (The Guardian)
  8. US federal agents want Reddit to inform on its dark web forum members (The Verge)
  9. Yoox bags Net-a-Porter in merger plan (The FT)
  10. Amos Yee: Singapore charges teen over anti-Lee Kuan Yew rant (BBC News)
  11. Mishcon announces women-only promotions to bring female partnership to 32 per cent (The Lawyer)
  12. Grayling promises to keep court fees increase ‘under review’ (Law Society Gazette)
  13. Robin Williams restricted use of his image for 25 years after his death (The Guardian)
  14. California’s death row – the largest in America – has run out of room (The Independent)
  15. Lawyers raise fears over ‘equivalent means’ route to qualification (Legal Futures)
  16. Workplace turban law amended (BBC News)
  17. Federal Agents Charged Over Bitcoin Fraud (Sky News)
  18. Freshfields signs deal to take on short-term lease in Manchester’s Arndale House (The Lawyer)
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