Morning round-up: Thursday 5 November

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


The internet activity of everyone in Britain will have to be stored for a year by service providers, under new surveillance law plans [BBC News]

James Bond-style hacking of smartphones get new legal footing under Theresa May’s investigatory powers bill [Huffington Post]

Joshua Rozenberg: These internet surveillance powers risk undermining the judiciary [The Guardian]

Revealed: letters Tom Watson exchanged with DPPs Alison Saunders and Sir Keir Starmer [The Telegraph]

Father-son couple seek legal right to marry each other [The Independent]

“Avoid publicly funded work at all costs,” urges criminal law QC [Twitter]

Top lawyer from Angell Town estate inspires youths with message of how he built his career [Evening Standard]

Moldovan judge is nicknamed “the sexiest magistrate in the world” after posting controversial photos on Facebook [Mail Online]

HMRC wins Rangers tax case appeal [BBC News]

The Pistorius appeal has helped restore South Africa’s faith in the law [The Guardian]

Applications are open for the Easter work experience scheme at Slaughter and May [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Sumption in the online hand-down this morning pointed out that Barry could have avoided the charge by wearing a watch…” [Legal Cheek Comments]