Monday morning round-up

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The top legal affairs news stories from the weekend

Poll reveals majority of Scots back indyref2 legal battle with UK [The National]

Tom Tugendhat: Why Britain needs a new law to punish treason [Mail Online]

Boris Johnson to seize control over NHS with new law [The Independent]

Outrage as “UK’s worst rapist” gets £400,000 in taxpayer funded legal aid [The Mirror]

Shamima Begum loses first stage of legal challenge against decision to revoke British citizenship [The Telegraph]

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland to fight tooth and nail against any moves to make judges politically appointed [The Sun]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Landmark judgment overturns court ruling that stopped wife getting more than 29% of divorce settlement [The Independent]

In Poland, the rule of law is under ever greater threat [Financial Times]

Swiss voters back new law against homophobia, projection shows [France24]

Lawyer event this Thursday: How to follow your dreams outside law while still working as a lawyer — with A&O Peerpoint [Legal Cheek Events]

“I’d actually recommend the solicitor apprentice route, if you’re prepared to work hard and commit to it. Uni is a waste of time. Life is short.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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The CoA judgement makes some sense, but could also stop women embarking on careers.


The National hardly counts as a newspaper; it Is a propaganda sheet for the SNP, and has a small circulation.

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