Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 14 May

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

newspapers4Keir Starmer QC: The arguments against the Human Rights Act are coming. They will be false [The Guardian]

Greeks retreat on Elgin Marbles: Country backs down on challenge to regain sculptures after rejecting advice of Amal Clooney [Mail Online]

Prince Charles ‘black spider’ memos: David Cameron’s bid to keep ministerial discussions secret [Telegraph]

Read the letters in full here [Gov.uk]

Ex-public schoolboy, 19, found dead by his barrister father in his £2million London home after injecting lethal cocktail of drugs [Mail Online]

He thinks feminists are “obnoxious bigots”: meet the new justice minister [Left Foot Forward]

Legal LOLs [Twitter]

UK introduced life sentences for killer hackers this month. In Nigeria, it’s the death penalty
[Forbes]

Thomas Cook “breached their duty of care” over the deaths of two children in Corfu, an inquest jury has concluded [Sky News]

New mass surveillance laws come to Canada, France, and the United Kingdom, as the NSA may have its wings clipped [Vice]

Map shows where in Europe trans people have rights [BuzzFeedUK]

Residential conveyancer at one of Bristol’s longest established law firms[Legal Cheek Jobs]

“I think one of the problems of law firm culture is the way that it fosters an extreme hierarchy. This in turn promotes or tolerates bullying.” [Legal Cheek Comments]