Monday morning round-up

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The top legal affairs news stories from this morning and the weekend

Legal news stories

Hong Kong re-arrests dozens of pro-democracy activists under controversial law [Metro]

Split up dual role of top law officer, says Sarwar [BBC]

More than 50,000 people call for inquiry into use of Queen’s consent [The Guardian]

Theatre drama as surgeon Zooms to court in middle of an operation [The Times (£)]

Deepfakes and downblousing among ‘intimate image offences’ set to become criminal acts [The Telegraph]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Wrongful convictions under Covid lockdown laws may be slipping through net [The Times (£)]

Manchester attack: ‘Martyn’s Law’ would ‘minimise terror risk’ [BBC]

Extra stamp duty holiday would raise house prices, say lawyers [Financial Times (£)]

“Red faced: Photos of my holiday to Ibiza accidentally made it into a trial bundle.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

Virtual student event TOMORROW: Secrets to Success South West — with Osborne Clarke, RPC, TLT and ULaw [Legal Cheek Events]

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