Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 21 February

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The morning’s top legal news stories and social media posts.

How legal aid reforms are clogging up the courts [The Spectator]

Firm launches “next-day training contracts” [Lawyer2B]

The legal turbulence hindering drones in the UK [Wired]

Threadbare prospects for criminal silks [Law Society Gazette]

Gray’s Inn in leaked web re-design mystery [Twitter]

WhatsApp? Weil secures lead role on Facebook’s $16bn acquisition led by 2012 Dewey hire [Legal Business]

To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee settles legal action against Alabama museum which was using her name on souvenirs [BBC News]

Sentencing reform: kinder, gentler [The Economist]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“I await being told I’m wrong by a 24 year old male commenter with interest” [Legal Cheek Comments]