Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Wednesday 22 October

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

newspapers3Lawyers urge peers to reject judicial review restrictions [The Guardian]

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years – but appeal of verdict looks a possibility [The Independent]

BBC licence fee: top barrister to look into decriminalisation of evasion [The Guardian]

Sorry Sir Nicholas, you may be a High Court judge but you’re wrong – marriage is special [Mail Online]

Zuckerberg seeks a pound of flesh from firm DLA Piper who sued Facebook [Business Week]

Top QC lost for words [Twitter]


London suffers surprise legal jobs fall [Law Society Gazette]

Outgoing GCHQ chief defends agency practice on data collection [Wall Street Journal]

McIlroy pulls of of China tournament to focus on legal battle [Reuters]

Female judge asked to disqualify herself due to suspected ‘feminist’ and ‘leftist’ views [The Sydney Morning Herald]

Judge rules that flavour of pizza isn’t entitled to trademark protection [The Hollywood Reporter]

Conveyancing paralegal at legal 500 firm in Berkshire [Legal Cheek jobs]

“It is simply wrong to say that Pistorius will spend five years in prison. He will not. And, as he will not, the news headline tweets are factually incorrect” [Legal Cheek comments]

Heard in court [Facebook]