Morning round-up: Wednesday 11 January

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Jeremy Corbyn calls for maximum wage law [The Guardian]

Child sex abuse inquiry appoints leading barrister Brian Altman QC as its new top lawyer [Mail Online]

Snooper’s Charter is going to court: Liberty successfully crowdfunds its legal challenge [Wired]

PA convicted of fraud may be spared jail after judge reveals he ‘hates sending women to prison’ [Evening Standard]

Newspapers warn “draconian law” Section 40 would cost industry £100m a year [City A.M.]

Government plans ‘threaten children’s legal rights built up over decades’ [The Guardian]

Amal Clooney sparks pregnancy rumours with fuller figure in uncharacteristic loose dress [Mirror]

Judge rules political strategist can’t sue Trump for $4million after he called her a ‘real dummy’ and a ‘loser’ on Twitter [Mail Online]

Chief druid wins right to take English Heritage to court over Stonehenge parking charges [The Telegraph]

Ray J threatens legal action against Celebrity Big Brother after leaving house [BBC News]

“Eventually someone will notice that this rubbish is just a job justification/creation scheme for HR” [Legal Cheek comments]

Pupillage at Exchange Chambers [Legal Cheek Hub]

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Not Amused

The comment by the judge is sexism. It comes from a misogynistic belief that women are weaker than men and that went are victims. They are not.

We cannot have an equal society until this nonsense stops. And in an equal society, aspects of special treatment based on gender must cease.

Sir Lancelot?

Why is King Authur in the Crown Court and not the County Court?

Fashion Victim with Peter Smith fixation

Can we have a story on Peter Smith’s pot belly and testosterone count please? Amal Cloony is so passeé


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