Morning round-up: Tuesday 2 August

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


High court rules in favour of rape victim who retracted accusation under duress [The Guardian]

‘Special forces shadow wars’ face legal threat from Corbyn [RT]

Ukip barrister Steven Woolfe admits he broke electoral rules by failing to reveal drink-drive conviction [Huffington Post]

Isle of Man law opens door to heterosexual civil partnerships [The Telegraph]

Overruled [Twitter]

Lizzie Armitstead wins court fight to compete at Rio Olympics after UK anti-doping wanted four-year ban over ‘three missed tests’ [Mail Online]

Judge demands answers as bungling jail staff release prisoner by mistake [Liverpool Echo]

North Korea’s only foreign-founded law firm ceases operations [The Independent]

Chinese civil rights lawyer caught up in crackdown denounces US ‘smears’ [Financial Times]

We must abandon the idea of legal protest [Open Democracy]

Law student sought for volunteer vacancy — Project Coordinator for Big Voice London [Legal Cheek Hub]

“When one has to trudge through 300 apps for a training contract in a day, this is exactly the sort of person who will get it.” [Legal Cheek comments]