Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Tuesday 26 January

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Northern Ireland’s attorney general to appeal ruling on abortion ban [The Guardian]

Gove’s “actions” give hope for justice policy [BBC News]

Legal quirk forces Scottish parliament to consider call to legalise incest [BuzzFeed]

Deposed Maldives leader attacks Cherie Blair’s firm for advising island government [The Telegraph]

Top lawyer claims US does better on data protection than EU [Financial Times]

Swedish human rights activist Peter Dahlin has been deported from China [Time]

Keir Starmer: Victims of crimes are ill-served by the justice system: this bill will change that [The Guardian]

Can a law abolish snobbery? [BBC News]

Young lawyer from London killed in hit-and-run crash in Nigeria [Evening Standard]

Training contract applications are now being accepted from City outfit Mayer Brown [Legal Cheek Hub]

“The LPC is relatively useless. Some of the stuff is needed but the large majority of competence comes from the training contract. This will not change.” [Legal Cheek Comments]