Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 11 December

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

newspapers3Judicial reviews: a decision that’s best left to judges [The Guardian]

Liverpool lawyer who “swapped late-night texts with jailed gangster Mark Johnston” could face criminal charges [Liverpool Echo]

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling struggles finds the law “complicated” [Twitter]

Read the Justice Secretary’s letter in full [PDF]

Witness in rape trial gave evidence for an hour before anyone realised she wasn’t speaking English — and when an interpreter was found said “I can’t remember” to most questions [Mail Online]

Oscar Pistorius case: Judge Masipa allows appeal [BBC News]

Online search giant Google is shutting down its Google News service in Spain before a new intellectual property law is introduced [BBC News]

Judge rules that an “Oh!” taken from Eddie Bo’s ‘Hook & Sling Part 1’ is “not deserving of copyright protection” [Rolling Stone]

Egyptian democracy activist jailed for accusing judge of bias in Facebook comments [BuzzFeed]

LPC graduate required for corporate paralegal role at successful Bristol based firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Any lawyer could have taken Dwaine’s case and likely got the same result. They decided not to and have therefore missed the opportunity which was left to unqualified law student volunteers.” [Legal Cheek Comments]