Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Monday 15 August

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Labour leadership: Members drop voting legal challenge [BBC News]

Police to hire law firms to tackle cyber criminals in radical pilot project [The Guardian]

Shamed law firm that raked in millions in taxpayers’ cash suing brave British soldiers to be closed down [The Sun]

Philip Davies’ claim that courts favour women “not backed by evidence” [The Guardian]

Brexit could be delayed until late 2019 because officials won’t be ready to start talks for months yet, ministers warn senior City figures [Mail Online]

Judge jails mum after refusing to swear her husband had hit her [The Mirror]

Ukip threatened with legal action if Woolfe stood for leader [The Observer]

Brendan Dassey: Steven Avery’s lawyer Dean Strang praises judge for overturning murder conviction [The Independent]

“The worst lawyer in the US”: Texas defense attorney, who has lost ALL his death penalty cases, calls it quits after four decades and dozens of trials [Mail Online]

In the current post-referendum/pre-Brexit world there is plenty of speculation on the future of data protection in the UK [Future of Law Blog]

“All too often in our society people try to forgive a wrong by pretending that it was not a wrong at all.” [Legal Cheek comments]