Morning round-up: Monday 1 August

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


The judge leading the Government’s inquiry into historical child abuse claims could cost the taxpayer more than £5 million [Mail Online]

Joshua Rozenberg: What hope is there for the Goddard child abuse inquiry if its chair can’t take a simple decision on the law? [Facebook]

There is no such thing as hard or soft Brexit [Financial Times]

Only UK terrorist on an anti-terror order is given legal aid to change his curfew and demand more spending money off the state [Mail Online]

Lewis Hamilton locked in legal battle over $3.5m home he planned as love nest with Nicole Scherzinger [The Mirror]

Theresa May “should keep Human Rights Act if her liberal agenda is genuine”, Liberty’s Martha Spurrier says [Huffington Post]

Talks over changes to named person scheme after court defeat [BBC News]

A new security law giving Malaysia’s prime minister sweeping new powers has prompted concern it could restrict rights and stifle democracy [BBC News]

Law firm which offers legal services for Muslims bombarded with Islamophobic abuse [Manchester Evening News]

“Is this for real?” Louisville judge furious when pantless inmate arrives in court and tells her the jail “refused to give her pants” and “hygiene products” [Mail Online]

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

“Bottom line is at NQ level, most MC trainees won’t want to leave, so US firms will look further down the table. Have a browse on Linkedin, people from regional shops ending up at Latham or W&C.” [Legal Cheek Comments]