Morning round-up: Friday 27 November

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Legal case for Syria airstrikes bolstered by Paris terror attacks [The Guardian]

Human rights judges uphold France’s decision to sack Muslim woman who did not remove her headscarf [Huffington Post]

London law graduate who posed next to a pile of severed head “trophies” and appeared in jihadi propaganda video is among two British Al-Qaeda fighters killed in Syria [Mail Online]

Cyclist sues dog owner for £65k after lead gets caught in wheels [The Sun]

A case taken by ex-soldiers who face questioning over Bloody Sunday has been called “one of the most extraordinary in the annals of common law” [BBC News]

Supreme Court judge could rule a “cuckoo in the nest” topples ancient lineage [The Telegraph]

KPMG tax evasion probe widens as legal firms are questioned [The Irish News]

Iain Duncan Smith suffers court defeat on benefits cap [The Mirror]

Italian women have two-month jail terms for kissing in public overturned in Dubai after court hears one of them was licking some mayonnaise off her friend’s face [Mail Online]

Northern Ireland barrister Anita wins Miss Bikini title [Belfast Telegraph]

Cleaner jailed for dealing heroin inside court building where she worked [Daily Record]

Rangers win court case over former chief executive’s legal fees [BBC News]

Had enough of innovation? Just be curious [LexisNexis Future of Law Blog]

City outfit Herbert Smith Freehills are now accepting applications for their spring vacation scheme [Legal Cheek Hub]

“I’m actually typing this right now on my phone which is technically banned and I have to be locked in the toilet cubicle to get this brief message out.” [Legal Cheek Comments]