Morning round-up: Monday 24 April

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Lawyers must be able to bring cases against government “without fear of reprisals” [The Guardian]

Colonel testifies against Iraq abuse law firm: Top brass who commanded UK forces to tell tribunal how soldiers’ lives were ruined by the allegations [Mail Online]

Government attacked for “regressive” rape clause by Equality and Human Rights Commission [The Independent]

Most Of Britain’s BAME Population Don’t Trust Justice System [The Voice]

Stalkers unlikely to be jailed even for repeat offences, official figures show [The Observer]

Ukip pledges to ban the burka and outlaw Sharia law as party’s election manifesto aims at core supporters [The Telegraph]

Leader of Hope not Hate explains why the group is taking legal action against Nigel Farage [The Mirror]

Law reform programme aborted by snap poll [Law Society Gazette]

Promising lawyer’s life was turned upside down after a minor scratch led to her losing her legs [The Sun]

Change or become irrelevant: expert solutions to the law firm client disconnect [Future of Law Blog]

Apply now: London IP Litigation Boutique seeks Junior Associate [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Ah, the Twitter morality police. Sucking all the fun out of life for far, far too long…” [Legal Cheek Comments]