Morning round-up: Monday 21 September

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Michael Gove holds out legal aid olive branch [The Guardian]

Fury after Saudi Arabia “chosen to head key UN human rights panel” [The Independent]

Cherie Blair “snubbed by Foreign Office” in Maldives legal battle against Amal Clooney [The Telegraph]

David Cameron seems to be in the clear legally over “private part in dead pig’s mouth” claim [Twitter]

“Oscar wanted a bath built in his cell, a new bed and is allowed to cook his own meals because he fears being poisoned”: Shamed Pistorius’ diva jail demands revealed as he is warned he could stay in prison for years [Mail Online]

Sparks about to fly in flash crash legal drama [The Observer]

Retweets count as endorsements according to the FBI [The Drum]

Some people just won’t swear, even in court [The Guardian]

Freddie Starr vanishes… leaving £1million bill for failed child sex libel case [Mail Online]

Shearman & Sterling is holding a ‘Women in Law’ insight day for students and graduates [Legal Cheek Hub]

“After 18 hours of bundling, Albert had discovered another use for the infinite supply of ribbon.” [Legal Cheek Comments]