Morning round-up: Tuesday 31 March

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers4A law that allows councils in England and Wales to ban certain activities in public is leading to “bizarre new criminal offences” [BBC News]

Joshua Rozenberg: More can be done to protect human rights across Europe [The Guardian]

Panorama: DIY Justice [BBC iPlayer]

Magic circle firm lobbies UK Government to introduce non-gendered ‘X’ passports [Gay Star News]

Can Metallica save Bali Nine duo? Lawyer for condemned drug smugglers appeals to rockers to help convince heavy metal loving Indonesian President to show mercy [Mail Online]

Ever wondered what a footballer’s contract looks like? [Twitter]

Jeremy Hopkins: The rise of the in-house legal department at the expense of the law firm [LexisNexis Future of Law Blog]

Freshfields signs deal to take on short-term lease in Manchester’s Arndale House [The Lawyer]

Workplace turban law amended [BBC News]

Law GIF [Facebook]

Japanese speakers required for international law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“It’s evident when it comes to how law firms treat Oxbridge students. Sushi making events and fancy balls, as well as on-campus interviews (here’s looking at you Slaughters), makes all this pretty evident.” [Legal Cheek Comments]