Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Tuesday 1 April

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

NewspapersToo many Eton-educated lawyers, says Law Society chief [Yorkshire Post]

Grayling faces legal threat over prisoner book ban [Politics.co.uk]

Court to decide whether mentally ill woman should have hysterectomy [The Guardian]

Burning a CD should be legal says UK government (but does anyone even care?) [The Independent]

Solicitors join forces with probation staff in 48-hour walkout [Law Society Gazette]

Solicitors protest against legal aid cuts [Twitter]

Legal aid cuts: solicitors and probation officers begin mass walkouts [The Guardian]

Irish judge apologises for saying Muslims beat their wives [Huffington Post]

Law student calls out cops, gets “wrongfully” cuffed: lawsuit [New York Post]

Diversity fails to pay off at the top as US firms in London dominated by male partners [The Lawyer]

Conman jailed after he claimed to be a barrister and a brain surgeon [Manchester Evening News]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Those who ignore and attempt to belittle qualification through the CILEX route are clearly threatened, otherwise why would they need to comment at all?” [Legal Cheek Comments]