Morning round-up: Friday 7 November

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3MI5 and GCHQ documents allow spying on lawyers [The Telegraph]

Bakery faces legal action over gay rights cake [Sky News]

Among lawyers, as across the country, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer [The New Yorker]

Drinking while pregnant is a “crime of violence” court hears [The Independent]

Young female judge blasted for posting skimpy bikini picture on Twitter [The Mirror]

AC/DC drummer appears charged with trying to procure murder of two people [The Telegraph]

Update: charges dropped

Amal Clooney urges Egyptian government to release journalist Mohamed Fahmy: “His imprisonment is a travesty of justice” [The Independent]

Maria Bamieh: The British lawyer claiming to expose corruption at heart of EU mission to Kosovo [The Independent]

Juries can be influenced by where defendants sit in a courtroom, Australian study reveals [7 News]

Japanese speakers required for global law firm [Legal Cheek jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Sorry BLP, I fail to believe that anyone has listened to a full Enter Shikari song!” [Legal Cheek Comments]