Morning round-up: Friday 19 January

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Carillion investors mull legal action [The Telegraph]

‘Lazy’ law graduate who lived lavishly thanks to businesswoman girlfriend sues for share of £1.3m home [Evening Standard]

Britain’s top prosecutor blasted as ‘complacent’ after insisting that nobody has been wrongly jailed in rape trials farce [Mail Online]

Mystery celebrity spends £25,000 on legal costs after unknown blackmailer claims to have information about a ‘very serious’ criminal offence [Sky News]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Solicitor ‘revolt’ at legal advice change [BBC News]

Ban Judge Rinder for making a mockery of the law, blasts QC: Top lawyer says barristers should not be reality TV stars [Mail Online]

A YouTuber successfully sued her ex-boyfriend in a landmark revenge porn ruling — and then proposed to her co-star on the court steps [Business Insider]

Meet the former lawyer who gave it all up to become an electrician [Examiner]

Donald Trump’s lawyer ‘used private company and fake name to pay porn star Stormy Daniels’ [Mirror]

Event: Technology and the future of legal practice — with Womble Bond Dickinson in Leeds [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Full disclosure — I am 1.5 years into my training contract at a very good MC firm. Truthfully, the work is often mindbogglingly dull. AI, or a trained monkey, could do what I do. I did pretty well in my degree (double first from Cambridge) but I honestly felt more intellectually challenged working as an admin assistant for a small business in Cambridge.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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