Morning round-up: Thursday 1 October

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Moscow’s military intervention in Syria means it may have “legal exposure” to violation of international law [The Guardian]

International lawyer who was head of a respected think-tank dodged £20,000 in penalty rail fares in Oyster card scam — but is spared jail and will only pay back £6,000 [Mail Online]

Counting the cost of human rights law [FullFact]

Legal thinktank says criminal courts charge has brought in US-style plea bargaining, resulting in false convictions [The Guardian]

VW emissions scandal: First UK legal move against Volkswagen as law firm Leigh Day calls for “full refund” over emissions-cheat cars [City AM]

Allen & Overy closes in Toronto one year after launch as office head quits [Legal Business]

US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg is glad she was trained in the 60s [The Cut]

Is it ever okay for junior corporate lawyers to have privacy in the office? [What About Paris?]

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]

“Don’t be deluded he’ll still get work as some kind of legal consultant — he’ll also have made some useful contacts and won’t be without work when his sentence ends.” [Legal Cheek Comments]