Morning round-up: Tuesday 30 January

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Underfunded justice system ‘crumbling’, top criminal barrister says [The Guardian]

Brexit latest: UK will be ruled by EU law during transition period, Michel Barnier announces [Evening Standard]

This is why Harriet Harman wants to stop rape complainants being questioned on their sexual history [BuzzFeed News]

Government to review 1.6m disability benefit claims after High Court ruling on ‘blatantly discriminatory’ system [Independent]

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Stephen Hawking wins permission to take Jeremy Hunt to court over ‘back-door NHS privatisation’ [Mirror]

Son of top British barrister ‘was confused when a student initiated sex with him only to later accuse him of rape’, court hears [Mail Online]

Ireland set to hold referendum on abortion law in May [Financial Times]

Bitcoin Lawyer: Law firms are accepting cryptocurrency as payment [Market Mogul]

Facebook begins privacy push ahead of tough new European law [The Verge]

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

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