Morning round up: Friday 5 December

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3Obscenity lawyer Myles Jackman: The UK’s sexist new pornography restrictions aren’t just an act of state censorship, but could be the first step towards something even worse [The Independent]

International justice: Nice idea, now make it work [The Economist]

Drinking alcohol while pregnant not breaking law, Court of Appeal rules [London Evening Standard]

Fake sheikh Mazher Mahmood cases to be reviewed by CPS [The Guardian]

Watch how useless the Ministry of Justice is [Twitter]

Jeff Stelling in legal row as Soccer Saturday dispute goes into extra time [Mail Online]

Geoffrey Boycott’s solicitor daughter quits Pinsent Masons to launch bespoke wedding and events service [Manchester Evening News]

Council legal threat after 30mph wheelie bin sticker row [BBC News]

Chimpanzees are NOT entitled to “human rights”, New York court rules [Mail Online]

Lawyer admits smuggling marijuana into jail [Newsday]

Pinsent Masons is hiring paralegals for its Edinburgh and Glasgow offices [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“If the apprentice schemes lead to qualification I’m not sure that being paid £12k a year for 6 years is at all bad compared to paying £40k plus 4 years of living expenses to be qualified for a £34k a year training contract which you might not get.” [Legal Cheek comments]