Morning round-up: Monday 18 January

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Jeremy Corbyn backs new law that could make companies pay their staff up to £1,200 a year more [The Independent]

Crackdown on foreigners claiming legal aid to sue soldiers will save £1m a year [The Sun]

Lawyer hounding Iraq soldiers says she’s a scapegoat! Solicitor behind 1,000 claims against British troops says law firm is the real victim [Mail Online]

Woman who accused high-flying Durham student of rape tried to drop her false claim — but was told “It’s out of your hands [Mail Online]

Simon Danczuk threatens legal action over Labour suspension [The Guardian]

High Court: you can beat up a burglar without breaching their human rights [The Telegraph]

Top human rights lawyer to defend bakery owners who wouldn’t bake “gay” cake [Pink News]

Foreign law firms rap South Korea over new bill [Financial Times]

She was once a criminal barrister but now Jenny Yeo is helping local food producers reach more customers [Wales Online]

Pupillage Gateway will be moved to January from 2017 [Legal Cheek]

Littleton Chambers — barrister’s assistant required (would suit BPTC graduate) [Legal Cheek Hub]

“This reminds me of a great idea for a film a friend of mine had involving legal robots…” [Legal Cheek Comments]