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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]

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2 Comments

Anon

Half of alleged victims – biased journalism here.

Anonymous

And the moan is that the prosecution are having to obtain often critical, common exculpatory, evidence for trial. Who needs justice, when there are feminists to be appeased?

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