Morning round-up: Monday 1 February

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


100 judges and magistrates received death threats over cases in past five years [The Guardian]

Now our troops face being hounded in court by the Taliban: Iraq witch-hunt lawyers set sights on Afghan claims [Mail Online]

Thin sue line: Troop-targeting law firm is now hounding the police [The Sun]

Cherie Blair QC has launched a legal battle against the Government’s flagship policy to increase taxes on buy-to-let investments, claiming it breaches landlords’ human rights [The Telegraph]

Police lawyer being probed over affair with force chief now accused of giving £67,000 of work to estranged husband’s legal firm [Mail Online]

David Cameron calls on David Lammy to investigate race bias in UK courts [The Guardian]

Lawyer who told a wanted drugs crook how to flee the country could be booted out of profession [The Mirror]

Lord Haw Haw was victim of a miscarriage of justice and should not have been hanged says top human rights lawyer [Mail Online]

How Michael Gove won the cabinet row about the Saudi prison contract [Jack of Kent]

Struck off lawyer part of newly-launched legal firm — headed by his wife [Liverpool Echo]

Watch out Tony! Cherie’s quietly getting filthy rich too [Mail Online]

Applications are open for Devereux Chambers’ mini-pupillage [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Students of this age should be well aware of how quickly things like this can get real over the internet.” [Legal Cheek Comments]