Morning round-up: Wednesday 24 September

Avatar photo

By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3Abu Qatada found not guilty of terrorism offences by court in Jordan [BBC News]

Children being denied justice by legal cuts, says children’s commissioner [The Guardian]

Are Syria air strikes legal? Perhaps not, but why should we care? [The Spectator]

Pop star Taylor Swift and lawyer Amal Alamuddin go head-to-head in same $900 floral dress despite being world’s apart [Mail Online]

Judge refuses injunction in battle of ukulele orchestras [The Guardian]

Dave Lee Travis found guilty of indecent assault [Evening Standard]

Wonga general counsel quits months after company was forced to pay £2.6m in compensation for sending debt collection letters from fake law firms [The Lawyer]

Judge sits in public to “explain” why he is hearing a case in private [The Guardian]

The ultimate proposal! Lawyer plans flash mob for months before he launches dancing proposal for his fiancé [Mail Online]

Divorce lawyer Ayesha Vardag says we can’t judge a woman’s prospects by who she’s dating [The Telegraph]

Ed Miliband is in a “real pickle” over English votes for English laws. That’s according to his own MPs [BuzzFeed]

Law graduates with 2016 or later training contracts sought for global investment bank [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Is it appropriate for those in the legal profession to even be on LinkedIn? It seems a bit below us doesn’t it?” [Legal Cheek Comments]