Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 26 September

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The morning’s top legal news stories and social media posts

newspapers3Legal aid cuts: ‘The forgotten pillar of the welfare state’ — a special report [The Guardian]

Four landmark legal aid cases that might not be taken today [The Guardian]

Cherie Blair QC leaves Matrix Chambers [The Lawyer]

Human rights lawyer publicly executed in Mosul [Law Society Gazette]

Britain can lawfully attack ‘the Islamic State’ in both Iraq and Syria [Head of Legal]

Censorship and surveillance [Paul Bernal’s Blog]

Genius [Twitter]

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Five routes into law for the debt-averse student [The Guardian]

On-the-run lawyer Shameer Farouk Sacranie found guilty of £1 million tax fraud and given 10-year jail sentence [Leicester Mercury]

13-year-old boy led into courtroom dock in handcuffs [Belfast Telegraph]

London tattoo convention: Law firm warns that getting inked could lead to unemployment or being fired [International Business Times]

Amal and George: the final countdown [Your Barrister Boyfriend]

Residential conveyancing paralegal at top Oxford law firm [Legal Cheek jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Hats off to the lad — most his age are fannying about attempting to attempt to look for a job.” [Legal Cheek Comments]