Morning Briefing 23/7/2014

Morning Briefing 23/7/2014

Good morning. Today we bring news of the Dutch paedophile club who are taking their fight to the European Court of Human Rights in the hope that they’ll get their ban overturned. About a week left in training contract application season, Tweet us @TSL_Tweets and let us know how your applications are going.

  1. Drip surveillance law faces legal challenge by MPs (via The Guardian)
  2. Businesses flout law on paying interns for ‘valuable tasks’ (via The Financial Times – requires free registration)
  3. Pace of recovery slows in first half (via Law Society Gazette)
  4. Selfie sex text teens threatened with child sex charges (via BBC News)
  5. Dutch paedophile club to fight their ban at the European Court of Human Rights (via The Independent)
  6. Heroism bill unnecessary, says former solicitor general (via Law Society Gazette)
  7. Top judge attacks lethal injection as Arizona fails in death penalty appeal (via The Guardian)
  8. Diplomat to chair Bar Standards Board (via Legal Futures)
  9. Clifford Chance becomes the first magic circle firm to launch graduate training schemes in the Middle East (via Legal Futures)
  10. Appeals courts differ on Obamacare; Supreme Court case likely (via CNN)
  11. Ian Watkins appeal: Ex-Lostprophets singer seeks cut to 35-year sentence for child sex offences (via The Independent)
  12. Montana Judge Suspended Over Rape Comments (via Sky News)

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