Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Wednesday 16 December

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Abortion: Judge to determine scope of Northern Ireland law [BBC News]

Saudi millionaire cleared of raping teenager in London after telling court he may have accidentally penetrated 18-year-old when he tripped and fell on her [Mail Online]

Firearms laws confused and unclear, Law Commission says [BBC News]

Vladimir Putin signs law allowing Russia to ignore international human rights rulings [The Independent]

DPP under fire at justice committee [Law Society Gazette]

Prince Charles routinely sent secret Cabinet papers for decades [The Independent]

Aim-listed law firm Gateley reports bumper profits in first set of results since IPO [City A.M.]

Keir Starmer: A step change is needed on victims’ rights [Huffington Post]

Lawyers lined up to challenge sneaked-in student loan changes [The Guardian]

Revenge porn victim fights to close legal loophole [ITV News]

Apply now: Mayer Brown spring & summer vacation schemes [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Joining up to a club with several (not just Russia) corrupt members, who themselves either hinder the promotion of human rights or act as barbaric regimes helps no one.” [Legal Cheek Comments]