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The top legal affairs news stories from the long weekend

Sex abuse liar Carl Beech given almost £200,000 in legal aid in his failed bid to dodge justice — and he could grab even more [The Sun]

Government lawyers warn Boris Johnson Britain COULD still have to pay the full £39 billion Brexit divorce bill even if it leaves with No Deal [Mail Online]

Rejection of international law on the rise, Iran’s foreign minister says [Reuters]

Boris Johnson seeking legal advice for secret plan to shut down Parliament and force Brexit through [PoliticsHome]

Harvey Weinstein appears in court to plead not guilty to new indictment [Sky News]

More British people support sex-work law reform than are against it, study finds [The Independent]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Lawyer “crushed pedestrian to death for accidentally hitting his Mercedes with golf ball” [Metro]

Lisa Bloom: lawyer in Epstein case speaks of suffering sexual abuse [The Observer]

How mum’s death inspired barrister to become a baker — after mastering a fish pie [The Mirror]

Moment man accused of assault punches his defense lawyer in court [Metro]

Student events with Clifford Chance and Weil [Legal Cheek Events]

BPTC & LPC graduates — LPC Law wants you! Become a County Court Advocate and gain unique exposure to Civil Advocacy [Legal Cheek Noticeboard]

“In a free country the proper administration of justice is everyone’s concern so going to the press when a judge acts inappropriately seems like an entirely ‘legitimate channel’. Our courts make judgements in public for a reason – it’s a check on unjust and poorly reasoned decisions such as this.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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