Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 12 January

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Ireland angles to pick up post-Brexit legal business [Financial Times]

Victims urge CPS to bring fresh charges against black cab rapist John Worboys [Sky News]

Same sex spouses have same residency rights as straight couples, says EU judge [The Telegraph]

Fabric lawyer Philip Kolvin QC quits as chairman of the Night Time Commission [Resident Advisor]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Why BuzzFeed could be in for a hard fight against Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s libel suit [Washington Post]

New app creates legally binding contracts for consensual sex [Independent]

Judge receives jury summons to her own court [Chron]

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

“Employers should never knowingly set their employees unmanageable targets. Never. No exceptions. Anyone who knowingly does so is not fit to manage other people, and they should be stripped of that responsibility.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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Not Amused

The App is a nice idea. But you are better off getting a video admission (with everyone fully clothed of course) that consent is being given.



Mixing consent and contract is dangerous and stupid.

Can you get specific performance or damages for breach? No.

If consent is revoked after this ‘contract’ is formed can you refuse to accept that repudiatory breach and perform anyway? No.

At best the app could provide evidence of consent.


Naïve Knave

And of course it’s foolproof, because it’s impossible to coerce or force someone into tapping the consent button, non?


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