Morning round-up: Monday 30 November

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Thousands of Syrian refugee children in Iraq left in “legal limbo” [The Independent]

Kurdish human rights lawyer shot dead during press conference in Turkey [The Independent]

Thousands mourn pro-Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci [BBC News]

Damages awarded in sexting case for the first time [BBC News]

Sierra Leone villagers sue mining company in London High Court [The Guardian]

Tory bullying scandal: Conservatives hire Clifford Chance to investigate Mark Clarke claims after Grant Shapps resignation [City AM]

Solicitor and her sister swindled £1million from clients’ accounts and blew it on handbags, a Victoria Beckham frock and 12 pairs of Christian Louboutin heels [Mail Online]

Former Herbert Smith Freehills paralegal was “raped” before she was strangled to death by friend who lodged with family [The Mirror]

In China, able lawyers but no Rule of Law [Time]

The deadline to apply for a mini-pupillage with Hardwicke Chambers and Keating Chambers is Tuesday 1 December [Legal Cheek HubHardwicke/Keating]

“I don’t defend what Nicholson does. He is clearly a nasty, unpleasant and pathetic individual. But I am concerned about Dysch’s implied claim that Nicholson’s college are obliged to police his behaviour.” [Legal Cheek Comments]