Morning round-up: Wednesday 12 August

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By Alex Aldridge on

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


Julian Assange set to be cleared as sex allegations expire [The Telegraph]

Lord Janner child sex abuse charges: Making peer attend court would breach his human rights, lawyers argue [The Independent]

Cynical human rights lawyers make a killing by defending health tourists: Legal firms threaten to sue hospitals that refuse to treat migrants [Mail Online]

Landmark case sees adoption order revoked and girl goes back to natural mother [The Mirror]

Would UK military action against IS in Syria be legal? [BBC News]

Sadiq Khan wins support of former DPP and barrister Sir Keir Starmer in Labour mayoral race [Evening Standard]

The only thing that can stop Jeremy Corbyn now is a legal challenge [The Independent]

Married lawyer who had sex with vulnerable client is fined £5,000 [Press & Journal]

Straight outta da courtroom [Instagram]

Harvard law school professor mulls 2016 presidential run [Mass Live]

Employment paralegal required at Kent based Legal 500 firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“No one cares about these awards apart from the self publicists who get put forward. What’s the criteria for excellence here — excellence in self publicity or excellence in legal work?” [Legal Cheek Comments]