Monday morning round-up

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The top legal affairs news stories from the weekend

Justice system “will break down” and criminals go unpunished unless next government spends hundreds of millions, union warns [The Independent]

Dunn family told ‘no reasonable arguable ground for legal challenge’ by Foreign Office [ITV News]

Fuming Liberal Democrats ponder legal action after Jo Swinson is excluded from a BBC pre-election debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn as Nigel Farage is included in two leaders’ lineups [Mail Online]

Boris Johnson will end “unfair” trials of Northern Ireland veterans: PM will change law to protect soldiers from prosecution over Troubles [Mail Online]

Half of rape victims drop out of cases even after suspect is identified [The Guardian]

UK’s biggest law firms at risk of having confidential client data stolen [The Telegraph]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Digital human rights are next frontier for fund groups [Financial Times]

Woody Allen and Amazon end legal battle over four-film deal [The Guardian]

A judge adorably held a lawyer’s baby while he swore her into the state bar [BuzzFeed]

Coming up: Legal Cheek student events in Leeds, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Birmimgham and London [Legal Cheek Events]

Shearman & Sterling lawyers to give the lowdown on US firms in London [Legal Cheek Events]

Win a week of work experience with some of the UK’s leading law firms [Legal Cheek Noticeboard]

“To any law student considering a career in litigation. Instead of trawling through vapid law student blogs, get yourself into a bloody Court / Tribunal (civil, criminal, employment – whatever) whenever you have a few moments freetime.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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