Morning round-up: Thursday 7 July

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Joshua Rozenberg: The Iraq war inquiry has left the door open for Tony Blair to be prosecuted [The Guardian]

David Allen Green: Chilcot report — The government hid the legal case from view [Financial Times]

Tony Blair showed ‘little appetite’ to ensure Iraq War was legal, Chilcot report says [The Independent]

David Lidington: Legal position clear that Scotland has to leave EU [The Telegraph]

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is sentenced to 21 months in jail and fined £1.7 million over tax charges [Mail Online]

Oscar Pistorius will serve half his six-year prison sentence for murdering Reeva Steenkamp before applying for parole [The Telegraph]

Legal experts slam Oscar Pistorius sentence as an ‘insult to women’ [Mirror]

Tesla fatal autopilot crash: family may have grounds to sue, legal experts say [The Guardian]

Judge asks alleged rape victim ‘why couldn’t you keep your knees together’ [The Independent]

Germany rape law: Will ‘No’ mean ‘No’? [BBC News]

Immediate start: LPC Law seeks BPTC & LPC graduates to work as County Court Advocates [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Chilcot report? Completed it mate.” [Legal Cheek comments]