Morning round-up: Monday 18 August

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By Legal Cheek on

The morning’s top legal news stories and social media posts

newspapers3UK court rulings show move away from European to common law [The Guardian]

The worsening odds for today’s student lawyers [The Times]

Geoffrey Robertson QC: The way the police have treated Cliff Richard is completely unacceptable [The Independent]

Priced out of court: why workers can’t fight employment tribunals [The Guardian]

How Cherie Blair earns £1,000 an hour from the Kazakh taxpayer [The Telegraph]

Top QC’s daughter: “My father was feted by legal establishment, but was really a monster who let his powerful friends rape me” [Mail Online]

British arms sales to Israel face high court challenge [The Observer]

Badly beaten head of SOAS law school speaks about his ordeal [Mail Online]

More lawyers sign “living wage” pledge [Law Society Gazette]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“So will those correspondents who claimed it was a mere pointless formality for those who had passed the BVC, but not called, calling themselves barrister, perhaps eat their words.” [Legal Cheek Comments]