Morning round-up: Wednesday 3 December

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3A long list of sex acts just got banned in UK porn through an amendment to the 2003 Communications Act [The Independent]

Top QC who failed to have survey done on £3.6m dream home loses legal battle after pulling out of deal when he discovered rising damp [Mail Online]

Ireland to clash with UK at human rights court over hooded men judgment [The Guardian]

Couple launch legal challenge against ban on heterosexual civil partnerships [The Guardian]

An immigration lawyer reviews Paddington [Free Movement]

Judge blasts National Crime Agency after blunders cause case to collapse [The Telegraph]

BSB anticipating hundreds of barrister businesses after receiving entity regulation green light [Legal Futures]

Global law firm Baker & McKenzie’s Belfast arrival brings renewed optimism [Belfast Telegraph]

Give up that law degree now, because one study believes lawyers will be replaced by robots before 2030 [Metro]

Bizarre new Mumbai University exam rule leaves undergraduate law students in a fix [dna]

Arabic speaking immigration and human rights paralegal sought for west-end law firm [Legal Cheek jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“That 3% bonus on a first year trainee salary of £39,500 = £1,185 = more than a month’s worth of pupillage award for those minimally funded.” [Legal Cheek Comments]