Morning round-up: Tuesday 17 November

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Cameron’s snooping law would not help our spies. Why does he pretend otherwise? [The Spectator]

Paul Bernal: Don’t fast-track the new surveillance bill, it needs considered scrutiny [The Guardian]

Legal education: Perfect storm of circumstances finds the legal profession facing up to an era of change [The Independent]

Vardags law firm run by ‘Diva of Divorce’ Ayesha Vardag to open Manchester office [Manchester Evening News]

Leeds United: Cellino “will take ownership fight to the European courts” [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Iain Lee: Comedian “quits” BBC radio show after calling Christian lawyer “a bigot” [The Independent]

Research finds 27% drop in reported libel cases since Defamation Act 2014 [Press Gazette]

Corbyn questions shoot to kill policy and the legal basis for attack on ‘Jihadi John’ [The Spectator]

Same-sex marriage is now officially legal in the Republic of Ireland [Metro]

Man is sentenced for knocking out his sister’s two front teeth in a row over a Christmas record FORTY YEARS AGO [Mail Online]

Job alert: NQ to two-year PQE associate required at boutique City corporate law firm [Legal Cheek Hub]

“And that’s why lawyers shouldn’t marry each other!” [Legal Cheek Comments]