Morning round-up: Tuesday 30 May

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Workers have few rights in the “gig economy”. Only Labour will change this [The Guardian]

The chilling law that is silencing the Tories’ opponents [The Mirror]

Here’s what we learned from Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn’s “Battle For Number 10” show [BuzzFeed]

Manchester attack: Home Secretary forced to defend using new anti-terror power just once [The Independent]

Unlikely White House counsel at the centre of Trump drama [Financial Times]

Tories pledge new law over domestic violence directed at children [The Guardian]

Lord Janner sex abuse case “collapses” as six more claimants abandon legal action [The Telegraph]

Judge fumes at multi-millionaire dad who owns six properties but pays a measly £7-a-WEEK in child support [The Sun]

A state school educated barrister is the first criminal lawyer in Liverpool to be appointed Queen’s Counsel in seven years [Liverpool Echo]

Defamation cases slump to nine-year low [Law Society Gazette]

“Yah, the trouble is that “hard work” is not where it is at with law firms.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

Apply to attend: The Legal Cheek and Shearman & Sterling General Election debate [Legal Cheek Hub]