Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 23 October

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Conservative ministers have been accused of quietly abandoning the longstanding principle that members of the government should be bound by international law [The Guardian]

High Court judge removed from second case this year over his “passionate view” of the law [The Independent]

Does the European treaty commitment matter? [The Economist]

Lawyers criticise decision to prosecute housing protester over sticker [The Guardian]

Court of Appeal hears government surveillance law case [BBC News]

English votes for English laws plan is “incomprehensible mess”, Labour says [The Guardian]

German Manchester United star Bastian Schweinsteiger takes legal action after toymaker releases Nazi soldiers resembling him… named Bastian [Mail Online]

Murder suspect called QC a “nobhead” in court [Southwark News]

Devon solicitor Simon Armitage stole £430,000 from dead clients [BBC News]

Short-term Brexit “bonanza” would be followed by drought, City lawyers tell Law Society [Legal Futures]

“Not a horrible idea. Much as many right wingers in the City will moan about this sort of thing, I can’t seem to find my miniscule violin…” [Legal Cheek Comments]