Morning round-up: Wednesday 30 September

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


UK and Saudi Arabia “in secret deal” over human rights council place [The Guardian]

Lawyers express concern over deal [Twitter]

London barrister on trip of lifetime nearly loses leg to spider bite [Evening Standard]

Germany investigates VW’s ex-boss over fraud allegations as stricken car company instruct Jones Day [Reuters]

Quindell facing potential legal claims worth £9m [Law Society Gazette]

Georgia executes Kelly Gissendaner despite family pleas and legal appeal [The Guardian]

Media lawyer warns of “looming problem” of Terrorism Act being used to seek out journalistic sources [Press Gazette]

Five apps that help you stay in touch with your clients [LexisNexis Future of Law Blog]

George Clooney and wife Amal “could be ready to start a family” claims Cindy Crawford [The Mirror]

“The real scandal is that such a large amount of money goes to someone who quite clearly doesn’t need it.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

Free places up for grabs: Why the legal profession needs people who see the world differently — Legal Cheek live, with Lord Neuberger [Legal Cheek Hub]