Morning round-up: Friday 16 May

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By Legal Cheek on

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

NewspapersRichard Scudamore’s sexist emails were exchanged with DLA Piper partner Nick West [Mail Online]

Nick Clegg on the drunken night he set fire to rare cacti collection of a judge in Munich [Mail Online]

Sorry tech apostles, law firms do get Twitter (that’s the whole problem) [Legal Business]

Lawyer goes to work [Twitter]

Rosamund Urwin: Cheap jibes and the real cost of cutting legal aid [Evening Standard]

Another big law firm opens an office in Manchester [Manchester Evening News]

Immigration case lawyer was not properly qualified [Derby Telegraph]

Bristol law student accused of false rape claims tells jury how her relationship turned to violence [Bristol Post]

A&O mulls 20 per cent female partnership target in diversity push [The Lawyer]

Here comes the judge: the maverick aiming to tame Britain’s raucous press [The Guardian]

Twitter’s top lawyer fights for free speech [Bloomberg]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“On the basis of that post, (not at all narcissistic in itself) anyone applying to Simon Myerson’s Chambers would be quite justified in pressing ‘withdraw’!” [Legal Cheek Comments]