Morning Briefing 11/8/2014

Morning Briefing 11/8/2014

Good morning and welcome to another week. We have a bumper news day today with news covering a variety of topics including M&A, crime and training contracts. If you’d like the chance to win £50 Amazon vouchers, simply fill out our short survey by clicking here.

  1. Baker & McKenzie becomes world’s biggest law firm (via The FT – requires a free sign up)
  2. ‘Pay Before You Die’ Inheritance Tax Plan (via Sky  News)
  3. News International lawyers face tribunal over alleged hacking coverup (via The Guardian)
  4. Outrage, unrest erupt after fatal shooting of Missouri teen by police (via CNN)
  5. Energy industry ‘over-regulated’, say former regulators (via BBC News)
  6. Labour condemns Home Office blunder allowing murderer to stay in UK (via The Guardian)
  7. Judge Threatens Argentina With Contempt Over Its Statements (via NYT DealBook)
  8. QASA challenge could cost criminal barristers £215,000 (via Legal Futures)
  9. GCs of newly merged Dixons Carphone to share top legal role (via Legal Week)
  10. ‘Ambulance-chasing’ lawyers are milking councils dry with greedy compensation claims (via The Express)
  11. Will Michael Gove’s strict A Level standards mean a dip in grades for students? (via The Express)
  12. Deutsche Bank Sues Former China Head Lee for $6.3 Million (via Bloomberg)
  13. Appeal court battle brews over Greene King tax avoidance scheme (via The Guardian)
  14. Why don’t state school pupils apply to Oxbridge? I’ve got an inkling… (via The Independent)
  15. Balfour Beatty rejects new Carillion merger deal (via The FT – requires a free sign up)
  16. Slaughter and May records 97% retention (via The Lawyer)
  17. Iraqi court ‘backs PM Nouri Maliki’ in row with president (via BBC News)
  18. The international criminal court can investigate potential crimes in Gaza (via The Guardian)
  19. Visitors uphold fine for pupillage head who ignored online applications (via Legal Futures)
  20. Better Call Saul: First teaser trailer shows younger Saul, confirms release date (via The Independent)

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