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“Why law?” It’s the question every would-be law student dreads [The Guardian]

Barrister David Lonsdale threatens High Court action after being offered £27k by Royal Mail to withdraw loss of light objection [Islington Tribune]

£4.5m fraud case downgraded after bar refuses fee rates [Law Society Gazette]

How many barristers are earning six figure sums at the public’s expense? [Full Fact]

Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it monitors users’ private messages [BBC News]

Save Legal Aid demonstration: Monday 6 January [Twitter]

Bernie Ecclestone could lose his 40-year hold on Formula One when legal action concludes [Reuters]

The public’s image of a lawyer seems not to have changed in the past hundred years or so [Solicitors Journal]

Rapper Rick Ross wins $10 million (£7 million) court battle against former drug kingpin to keep his name [The Independent]

“Presumably part two features the moment when the lawyer’s dazzling chat convinces the cartoonist to joint the mile high club?” [Legal Cheek comments]

Heard in court [Facebook]