Morning round-up: Wednesday 18 May

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Over 100 organisations have warned the government not to repeal the Human Rights Act in the wake of today’s Queen’s Speech, which includes plans for a British Bill of Rights [BuzzFeed]

A bill to give prison governors “unprecedented” new powers will feature in the Queen’s Speech later [BBC News]

Oxford’s Rhodes Must Fall co-founder hits back over waitress altercation: “even if she’s working class, she is linked to whiteness” [The Spectator]

Could freelance be the future for lawyers? [The Guardian]

Big news if true [Twitter]

Revealed in the US, “embarrassing” banned photos of Kate Winslet’s semi-naked husband that are blocked by an injunction in England and Wales [Mail Online]

The tech start-up planning to shake up the legal world [BBC News]

Sharia law compliance gets green light from UK Government [The Express]

Dubai law firm offers job to Obama so he can learn more about tolerance of Islam [Gulf News]

Apply now: training contract at Linklaters [Legal Cheek Hub]

“In fairness to him it does look more as though he is saying that he will not support their QC applications. Still wouldn’t want him sitting on one of my cases though, what was he thinking?!” [Legal Cheek Comments]