Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Wednesday 11 November

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


The obstacles to Cameron’s EU demands are political, not legal [The Guardian]

Lord Woolf warns of “dangers” and “expense” of scrapping Human Rights Act [The Telegraph]

Collapse of Olympus fraud case fuels calls for UK law reforms [The Independent]

Chris Cairns’ lawyer denies asking Lou Vincent to lie for him in court… during grilling over Skype call in spot fixing case [Mail Online]

Frankie Boyle: The snooper’s charter: one misspelled Google search for ‘bong-making’ and you’ll be in an orange jumpsuit [The Guardian]

Crown Court wifi frustrations [Twitter]

North Korea criticises Australia’s human rights record [The Independent]

A lesbian lawyer travelling on a flight with her family claimed she was “humiliated” after they were asked to move seats and sit apart so a married couple could sit together [Mail Online]

Karim Benzema’s lawyer “outraged” by alleged leaked call in blackmail case [ESPN FC]

Canadian judge reviewed after asking sex assault complainant, ‘Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?’ [National Post]

Applications now being accepted for Keating Chambers’ mini-pupillage scheme [Legal Cheek Hub]

“I really wish the ‘9 signs Lord Kerr is dissenting’ was a real article” [Legal Cheek Comments]