The morning’s top legal news stories and social media posts.
“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]
Lord Thomas, Chief Justice, tells peers he is troubled by TV coverage of Pistorius trial. Wants full report before agreeing to more TV here.
— Joshua Rozenberg (@JoshuaRozenberg) May 7, 2014
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]