Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 23 December

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Top barrister killed as fire rips through Thames-side apartment in Bermondsey [Evening Standard]

Katie Price threatens legal action against hotel that ejected her, claiming she had more than £100,000 worth of diamonds “stolen” from venue [The Sun]

Lawyer who was thrown off JetBlue flight for accosting and screaming at Ivanka Trump flees the airport as First Daughter and her family are switched to private jet by Secret Service after clash [Mail Online]

Nokia unleashes patent legal battle on Apple [The Telegraph]

Surveillance has gone too far. The jig is up [The Guardian]

Justice Department sues Barclays over mortgage-backed securities [New York Times]

“Constantly terrified”: women on facing their abusers in family courts [The Guardian]

Tuition fee rise “sneaked out” on website [BBC News]

Aberdeen man’s bid to claim £600,000 in 18-year legal battle with HSBC and PC World ends in failure [Press and Journal]

Applications open for ‘Global Commercial Law in 2017: What’s next for the world’s legal capital?’ with Travers Smith [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Don’t steal frozen grated cheese from a supermarket, resell it just outside the supermarket’s door at a discount, then use the money you just made to buy a sandwich from the supermarket.” [Legal Cheek comments]