Morning round-up: Friday 4 December

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder as court overturns previous conviction [BBC]

Oscar Pistorius case: Supreme Court finds trial judge made “errors in law”, ignored evidence [ABC]

Original Pistorius verdict had prompted outcry by legal experts [The Guardian]

The wife and children of an Islamist extremist linked to al-Qaeda have won a legal battle against the Home Secretary’s refusal to grant them UK citizenship [BBC News]

Danish voters reject proposal to give up their exemption from a list of EU justice and home affairs laws [The Telegraph]

Former Sedbergh solicitor Stephen Ellis jailed for five years after admitting plundering £218k from client accounts [Westmorland Gazette]

Give back our Crown Jewel, says Pakistan: Lawyer demands return of 105-carat Koh-l-Noor diamond Britain forced India to hand over in colonial times [Mail Online]

City law firm partner wins legal battle to extend Highgate home for disabled brother’s care [Ham & High]

What a firm needs to do to stand out in today’s legal marketplace [LexisNexis Future of Law Blog]

Amal Clooney wears futuristic metallic two-piece while attending star-studded beauty event [Mail Online]

Applications now being accepted for Herbert Smith Freehills summer vacation scheme [Legal Cheek Hub]

“I’d like to say this is a step in the right direction, but it’s a step that should never have been made in the wrong direction in the first place. Never seen a government so out of touch on justice.” [Legal Cheek Comments]