Morning round-up: Friday 9 October

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Michael Gove is a true reformer. Liberals should be cheering him on [The Guardian]

Government refuses to publish legal basis for air strikes on Syria [The Independent]

Court fees jeopardise Magna Carta principles, says Lord Chief Justice [The Guardian]

Even before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) struck down the “safe-harbour” privacy pact between the European Union and America on October 6th, data-protection lawyers were in high demand [The Economist]

Alarming number of countries flout international law by executing for drug-related crimes [Amnesty International]

Are barrister led ABSs proving to be competition for law firms? [LexisNexis Future of Law Blog]

Blacklisted construction workers move closer to huge damages payout [The Guardian]

In legal twist, Messi will stand trial on tax fraud charges [Forbes]

Solicitor stole £600k from pensioners and blew it on sex services and antiques — and blamed his pills [Manchester Evening News]

Edinburgh solicitor to have dinner with George Clooney [The Edinburgh Reporter]

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

“Most of the large Aussie coastal cities do come close — Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney are all stunning too. After all, that’s where I’m heading once London gets too much.” [Legal Cheek Comments]