Morning round-up: Tuesday 1 September

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By Alex Aldridge on

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


Turkish court arrests two British Vice News journalists for “terror offences” [BBC News]

Al-Jazeera trial: Amal Clooney urges pardon for journalists [BBC News]

The al-Jazeera convictions: a symptom of something fundamentally wrong [The Guardian]

How a rugby player who was paralysed in a match fought back to become a personal injury lawyer [Mail Online]

Yvette Cooper to fight government’s Trade Union Bill arguing that it contravenes human-rights law [The Independent]

80 jobs saved at collapsed law firm McClure Naismith [The Scotsman]

Human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce honoured by Irish state [BBC News]

Now the meddling UN sends lawyer to Britain to probe whether benefits reforms “violate the human rights of the disabled” [Mail Online]

When it comes to child protection cases, families are consistently let down by the legal profession [The Telegraph]

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to take legal action over fake porn video? [OK!]

“By 2030 any shmuck in a cheap suit will be will be standing in court making a fool of the client.” [Legal Cheek Comments]