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Morning Briefing 31/7/2014

Morning Briefing 31/7/2014

Good morning. It’s the last day of training contract application season for the vast majority of firms. Have you got yours in? Remember to keep up to date with our daily morning briefings to make sure you’re on top of the news for any interviews you might have coming up.

  1. Argentina defaults for second time (via BBC News)
  2. Sidley Austin and Linklaters lead on Bank of Cyprus €1bn capital raise (via Legal Business)
  3. Arsenal lose High Court case over amount of concerts held at Emirates Stadium (via The Telegraph)
  4. House approves lawsuit against Obama over alleged abuse of executive power (via Fox News)
  5. Boozy Criminals Get Tags That Detect Alcohol (via Sky News)
  6. Watch what you tweet: Caution thrown to wind as WikiLeaks breaks gag order (via CNN)
  7. Former Banco Espírito Santo board face legal action after losses (via The FT – requires free registration)
  8. Scotland Yard marksman charged with murder (via The Express)
  9. No appeal over Rolf Harris sex offences sentence (via BBC News)
  10. White & Case expands trainee intake as PE capacity boosted following Linklaters hires (via The Lawyer)
  11. Public supports legal aid, poll shows (via Law Society Gazette)
  12. Lord Chancellors should be legally qualified, Lord Judge says (via Legal Futures)
  13. Greek farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers for demanding pay walk free from court in ‘scandalous, racist’ verdict (via The Independent)
  14. ‘The world stands disgraced’ – Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15 (via The Guardian)
  15. King & Wood Mallesons acts for Microsoft on China anti-monopoly probe (via Legal Week)

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