Morning round up: Tuesday 19 January

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


There’s “a good case” for new UK sovereignty law, says PM [BBC News]

David Cameron backs ban on Muslim women wearing veil in courts and schools [The Sun]

“I was violently attacked but my case was dropped because I had been drinking” [The Guardian]

Cherie Blair’s law firm paid £493,000 by Albania — where husband Tony is an adviser — after a legal dispute with a British scanning company [Mail Online]

US and EU warned of fallout if no data protection deal by January 31 [Yahoo! News]

Foreign Office to double budget for promoting human rights following criticism [The Independent]

Why human rights activists need to be better at marketing [Left Foot Forward]

Iconic Two Ronnies sketch relived in Derby courtroom when shoplifter admits stealing four candles [Derby Telegraph]

Drafting error [Twitter]

Lawyer Baroness Warsi blasts “lazy and sloppy” David Cameron for linking English-speaking to extremism [The Mirror]

A training contract with an immediate start has become available at NWL Solicitors in London — Apply here [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Bah humbug. For those of us who got pupillage during the BPTC with applications flying out during the busy April exam period, well done you. For those who will have the ability to twiddle their thumbs until January, you don’t know how fortunate you are.” [Legal Cheek Comments]