Morning round-up: Thursday 17 April

Avatar photo

By Legal Cheek on

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

NewspapersNottingham Trent law student, 19, found dead in her university halls room after breaking up with her boyfriend [Mail Online]

Iranian killer’s execution halted at last minute by victim’s parents [The Guardian]

McJustice! Lawyer offers McDonald’s burger “bribe” to get woman to attend court [The Sentinel]

Legal Cheek podcast guest Vanessa Knowles tells the Daily Mail how she covers her law school costs by stripping online [Mail Online]

“We are changing the profile from the irascible, crusty old judge”: Katharine, 42, is welcomed to the bench [Norwich Evening News]

Call for legal market reforms as more litigants are supported in court by unregulated and often unqualified representatives [The Guardian]

Legal aid solidarity: the end of the affair [Law Society Gazette]

Saudi Arabia jails lawyer and human rights activist in ongoing crackdown on dissent [Amnesty International]

22 celebrities you’d forgotten have criminal records [BuzzFeed]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“It is so unfair and hard for criminal barristers at the junior end, and everyone is fighting over scraps of work” [Legal Cheek Comments]