Morning round-up: Monday 29 September

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

newspapers3Ukip’s legal officer has been approaching a number of Conservative MPs to encourage them to defect to Nigel Farage’s party [The Telegraph]

Fracking trespass law changes move forward despite huge public opposition [The Guardian]

Tricked into sex by fraud. Was the Sunday Mirror’s sting of Brookes Newmark criminal? [Barrister Blogger]

Want more social mobility? Let’s start by challenging the double standards [Social Mobility Foundation]

Prepare for a Tory assault on the Human Rights Act [Twitter]

Dominic Grieve: “I had no reason to think that the prime minister would want to fire me” [The Guardian]

Indonesia: Province passes law punishing gay sex with 100 lashes [Pink News]

Singapore commercial court “a threat to London” [Law Society Gazette]

UB40 take legal action against former singer Ali Campbell over use of their name [The Mirror]

Monday morning cartoon [BabyBarista]

“Of course we live in an age of taking offence…” [Legal Cheek Comments]

Heard in court [Facebook]

Residential conveyancing paralegal at top Oxford law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]