Morning round-up: Friday 9 May

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By Legal Cheek on

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

Newspapers“MI5 had just one lawyer – who was also available to MI6 – one afternoon a week. He wasn’t much needed by the latter” [The Telegraph]

Inns of Court funding scheme has created 30 new pupillages [The Lawyer]

Taunton solicitor who gambled over £1/2 million in six months stole thousands from clients [This Is The West Country]

The Legal Ombudsman has seen a spike in complaints about sloppy legal work around house purchases [The Telegraph]

The Lord Chief Justice is no fan of the Pistorius trial [Twitter]

Steve Bell on the high court abortion ruling for Northern Irish women – cartoon [The Guardian]

Gang of children who “laughed and joked” during murder trial are named by judge after conviction [Metro]

Stobart Barristers boss cleared of contempt allegations [Legal Futures]

Judge: Jury can hear rap rhymes at murder trial [Mail Online]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Fave bit is when he has a sip of his pint while still nodding to the music. Masterly” [Legal Cheek Comments]