Morning round-up: Friday 16 October

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Secret court case application numbers more than double in a year [The Guardian]

Laws rushed through in the wake of the Leveson Inquiry pose the biggest threat to press freedom in modern times [Mail Online]

Wikileaks Julian Assange refused safe passage for MRI scan [The Telegraph]

A Bridge too far as card games bid to become a sport is rejected [The Express]

“Don’t interfere”: Chinese ambassador warns UK not to raise human rights when Xi Jinping visits [South China Morning Post]

D-day for criminal legal aid — as it happened [Law Society Gazette]

Operation Elveden: how Murdoch, the CPS and the police got it so wrong [The Guardian]

UK schoolgirl given non-custodial sentence after admitting terror offences [The Guardian]

Oscar Pistorius “to be released from prison and placed on house arrest next week” [Evening Standard]

Italian court directs employer to allow worker to watch porn during lunch hours [The News Minute]

Applications being accepted for King & Wood Mallesons’ open days [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Often the best advocates are those who get the heart of a matter quickly, and confidently, remaining on the right side of deference whilst politely but firmly fighting their client’s corner despite any resistance from the bench.” [Legal Cheek Comments]