Morning round-up: Monday 15 January

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Worboys case: Government “doing all it can” to keep rapist in jail [BBC News]

UK justice secretary seeks legal advice over John Worboys’ release [The Guardian]

Brexit bill leaves a hole in UK human rights [The Observer]

Sotheby’s dragged into £730million legal battle over claim it pumped up price of artworks bought by Russian oligarch [Mail Online]

Facebook warned over legal action after revenge porn case [BBC News]

Trinidad waits on British judges’ death row ruling as murders soar [The Guardian]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Tenants will be able to take legal action against landlords whose properties are “unfit for human habitation” [The Telegraph]

Former White House Chief-of-Staff Steve Bannon claims the president’s lawyer paid off 100 women he had sexual encounters with, after adult actress was allegedly “paid $130,000 hush money over 2006 tryst” [Mail Online]

States with legal medical marijuana see drop in violent crime, study finds [Lad Bible]

Maxine Peake backs campaign for a Bolton Law Centre to provide access to free legal advice [Bolton News]

PJ Kirby QC is cooking again for Save the Children’s Billable Hour appeal [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Dunno why Marx and Engels wrote an entire manifesto to convince people to rise up against capitalism when they could have just printed off this post.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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