Morning round-up: Friday 25 October

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Ambitious defence of the week: £40,000 worth of cannabis grown in Littledean home “was for sacrifice to Hindu god Shiva” [The Citizen via @ArtesianLaw]

NQ market remains tough as candidates leave London to find work [Lawyer2B]

Alan Davies pays Lord McAlpine damages over tweet [BBC News]

Pioneering “barrister law firm” reveals ambitious expansion plans [Legal Futures]

Lawyers have advised corporates not to report suspected bribery and corruption to the SFO, according to its director [The Times]

“Our current head of state, and our next three heads of state…That’s sorted, well into 22nd century” [@JackofKent] on the Prince George christening pics [BBC News]

Leveson report: Press regulation plans face legal challenge [BBC News]