Morning round-up: Monday 2 March

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By Alex Aldridge on

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

newspapers4Human rights lawyer Phil Shiner accused of misleading al-Sweady war crimes inquiry by claiming British soldiers tortured innocent Iraqis [Mail Online]

In his first interview since the al-Sweady inquiry cleared British troops of wrongdoing, Phil Shiner tells Catherine Baksi he has nothing to apologise for [LegalAction]

George Galloway demands £5,000 from Twitter users over “anti-Semitism” libel and threatens legal action [The Independent]

George Galloway “Anti-Semitism” letter recipients offered free legal advice [Huffington Post]

No wonder Nick Clegg has gone quiet on tax dodging: His wife’s paid by law firm that helps rich avoid tax and his father is chairman of bank with ties to tax haven [Mail Online]

Tories pick barrister Suella Fernandes to represent them in Fareham election [Portsmouth News]

Mystery over parents denied their right to enter the courtroom [The Telegraph]

Police searching for Solihull solicitor who vanished after job interview [Birmingham Mail]

Sir Cliff Richard: Lawyers hit out at MP’s disclosures [The Telegraph]

Judge “wrong” to stop case after Muslim swears on Bible [BBC News]

President Obama gives emotional tribute to departing US attorney general Eric Holder [CNN]

Secret of my success? Early nights and sober gigs, says DJ-turned-solicitor Judge Jules [Evening Standard]

3D printers… [Facebook]

Litigation paralegal at central London law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“Oxbridge got with the times? Since when??” [Legal Cheek Comments]