Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 20 October

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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‘Vast majority’ of legal claims against British troops are baseless, admits government’s top lawyer [Mail Online]

Matthew Scott: Rape suspects have a right to challenge their accusers — and to suggest otherwise is profoundly irresponsible [The Telegraph]

High Court will decide EU exit case ‘as quickly as possible’ [Reuters]

Law may be needed to preserve the rights of Irish in UK after Brexit [The Guardian]

Judge accuses VIP child abuse probe chief of sexual discrimination after she blamed an ex-royal protection officer for the Met Police’s ‘macho image’ [Mail Online]

‘Alan Turing law’ unveiled by government will posthumously pardon thousands of gay men convicted of historic offences [The Independent]

Court closures set for completion by September 2017 [Law Society Gazette]

Our prisons are houses of human misery [Huffington Post]

Free Event — Commercial Awareness Question Time: US Election Special [Legal Cheek Hub]

“How will you pay your solicitor and for the premises and insurance etc? With magic beans? If you have that much spare cash then why bother working at all?” [Legal Cheek comments]