Morning round-up: Thursday 28 May

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers2015-cropA group of squatters has been given time to seek legal advice about their fight against eviction from offices in Mayfair [BBC News]

Snoopers’ charter to halt online extremists: Security services to be given sweeping new powers to spy on social media and website visits [Mail Online]

Cameron buys off the Tory rebels on Human Rights but says public should be ‘in no doubt’ of commitment to ripping up the Act [Mail Online]

The long road ahead for human rights [Rights Info]

Benedict Cumberbatch stands up for Human Rights Act [The Telegraph]

New York judge asked to rule on whether chimps are “persons” [The Guardian]

FIFA corruption scandal is “World Cup of fraud” [Sky News]

Law graduate turned sex worker challenges law that will criminalise clients in Northern Ireland [The Guardian]

Lawyers can no longer bring McDonald’s into Guantanamo Bay prison [The Week]

Law GIF [Facebook]

Brain Injury Paralegal required at a leading Legal 500 firm based in the South East [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“Imagine leaving the office at 5pm every day, what would you do with yourself for 6 hours?” [Legal Cheek Comments]