Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 5 August

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Child sex abuse inquiry: Judge Lowell Goddard quits [BBC News]

Joshua Rozenberg: Why did Dame Lowell Goddard resign? [Facebook]

High Court to rule on new members’ vote in Labour leadership ballot [The Guardian]

Anger as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hands barrister Shami Chakrabarti a peerage [Jewish Chronicle]

Controversial lawyer is ‘to face a criminal investigation after Iraqi civilians were bribed to bring abuse claims against British soldiers’ [Mail Online]

Ealing teenager could become barrister at just 19 after finishing law degree [Get West London]

Mum suing Argos for £20million over her shock at learning she had been using an ‘unsafe’ car seat for 18 months [The Sun]

Calvin Klein, Paul Smith and Wallpaper back Apple in legal fight with Samsung [The Guardian]

‘Arm of English law should stretch that far’ — lawyer of woman ‘caged’ by dad in Saudi Arabia [RT]

Will Pokemon Go be stopped by patent courts? [Forbes]

Tennent’s renames ‘Barcade’ campaign as US company threatens legal action [The Drum]

LPC Law seeks BPTC & LPC graduates to work as County Court Advocates. Immediate Start! [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Richard Susskind is, to be frank, the legal equivalent of man who wears a sandwich board shouting, ‘The End is Nigh!’ Eventually, he’ll be right but not before he’s proved to be a lunatic with a pet theory.” [Legal Cheek comments]