The morning’s top legal affairs news stories
Police animals do not need to be given same legal status as officers injured on duty, government suggests [The Telegraph]
Shamed MP Keith Vaz is given a new House of Commons role preparing laws to tackle corruption and money laundering [Mail Online]
Hillsborough and Shankhill relatives back Human Rights Act campaign [The Guardian]
“It’s complicated” [Twitter]
Rom-com moment in court as defendant asked if he's involved in a fraud scheme.
Judge: 'It's a yes or no.'
Def: '….it's complicated.'
— CourtNewsUK (@CourtNewsUK) November 14, 2016
Law Society forgets achievement of notable female barriter [Guido Fawkes blog]
Clifford Chance mulls new legal support centre as efficiency drive saves firm £7m [Legal Week]
Amber Rudd orders Lauri Love extradition to US on hacking charges [The Guardian]
Law banning smoking in cars with children yields just one fine in first year since introduction [The Independent]
Man drops trousers during interview with female solicitor before saying: ‘have some of that’ [Lancashire Telegraph]
Judge who wore ‘Make America Great Again’ Trump hat in court likely to keep job [The Hamilton Spectator]
Ex-lawyer gets 12 years for hypnotising women for sexual pleasure [Toronto Sun]
“I pop to a nearby Greggs for a pasty when I’m on lunch. Its pretty clear who’s the winner here…” [Legal Cheek comments]