Morning round-up: Wednesday 22 February

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Supreme Court to rule on foreign spouse income limit [BBC News]

University students could be fined or handed criminal records for plagiarised essays, new proposals suggest [The Telegraph]

Jolyon Maugham QC is suing Uber for £20 million in alleged unpaid VAT [Business Insider]

Judge describes man in divorce case as ‘unattractive witness’ who tried to ‘bully the court’ [Metro]

Brexit sees British solicitors flocking to Republic of Ireland [Belfast Telegraph]

Mental health issues rife in the law but support not there, research shows [Law Society Gazette]

Draft of first Trump budget would cut legal aid for millions of poor Americans [The Guardian]

First picture of Plymouth University law student who fell down stairs as scrumpy and cans of cider laid in tribute [Mirror]

Rating lawyers by their wins and losses — a good idea? [Legal Futures]

Woman ‘gave boyfriend a blowjob in court then uploaded video of it to Twitter’ [Metro]

Event: The future of litigation — Apply to attend [Legal Cheek Hub]

“I’d be more than happy to have the text of the ECHR (minus protocols) written into UK law verbatim, for interpretation by our own Judges. If you look at the common law approach to human rights issues, they’re much more moderate and commonsensical.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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