Morning round-up: Monday 18 December

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Student wrongly accused of rape says he will sue police and CPS as he questions why he was made to stand trial [The Telegraph]

Social mobility in law ‘worse than the 1970s’, says Cherie Blair [Times Higher Education]

Legal threat hangs over UK decision on faster rural broadband [Financial Times]

New court for Britain after Brexit as government pushes to break free from Brussels [Express]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Grenfell Tower fire: Labour group leader threatens judicial review following dispute with inquiry chairman Sir Martin Moore-Bick [getwestlondon]

Lawyer Nick Freeman calls for public register to name people who make false rape allegations [Manchester Evening News]

Campaigners threaten legal action over ‘abortion pill’ [BBC News]

Apprentice star increases investment in The Link App as it seeks crowdfunding boost [Legal Futures]

Technology: Disrupting the law and lawyers with Travers Smith [Legal Cheek Hub]

“I’m not acquainted with the detail of this case. However, given that Leigh Day were acquitted of all charges (pending the appeal), I find the decision that they are not to be entitled to any costs at all a most surprising one.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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