Morning round-up: Wednesday 8 February

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


MP proposes UK rape shield law to protect victims in court [The Guardian]

Revealed: Disgraced lawyer who hounded Iraq veterans plotted with Holocaust denier to launch legal action before war even started [Mail Online]

Iraq human rights lawyer Phil Shiner should be behind bars, says MP Sir Julian Brazier [Kent Online]

Facebook is a ‘tool for evil’, says judge as mother trolled over fake claims she tried to kill a baby is found dead [The Telegraph]

Predicting the death of the criminal bar within 15 years, over lunch [Legal Hackette’s Brief]

Chinese judge slams Trump as a ‘public enemy of the rule of law’ [Sky News]

Trump’s lawyer gets pounded by judges with questions about ‘Muslim ban’ as he fights for travel restrictions to be put back in place [Mail Online]

Palestinians demand action against Israel over settlements law [The Guardian]

Training contract at specialist London real estate law firm — immediate start [Legal Cheek Hub]

“By far the worse scam of the lot is the idea that the BPTC prepares you for the realities of practice. It doesn’t. Only pupillage can do that.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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