Morning round-up

Morning-round: Thursday 29 October

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Police use Terrorism Act to seize BBC Newsnight journalist’s laptop [The Independent]

MI5 boss wants “mature debate” on surveillance powers [BBC News]

The Lords is a ludicrous affront to democracy and accountability [The Guardian]

Peer reviewing Lords admits breaking convention [Sky News]

UK criticised for failure to defend European nature protection laws [The Guardian]

Transgender woman to be moved from violent all-male prison after petition attracts tens of thousands of signatures [The Independent]

“Well-known” footballer wins a High Court fight to reduce the amount of child maintenance he should pay for his two children [Mail Online]

Guantanamo court in closed hearing on replacing 9/11 suspect’s lawyer [Reuters]

Law library top tip [Facebook]

Paralegal position in the global dispute resolution group of global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright [Legal Cheek Hub]

“In between hearings. Yeah right. In between waffles and judge rinder more like.” [Legal Cheek Comments]