Morning round-up: Monday 12 May

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By Legal Cheek on

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

NewspapersCorporate lawyer finishes 13th in Eurovision Song Contest [The Mirror]

George Clooney wooed fiancee with email message: “The world’s hottest man should meet the hottest human rights lawyer” [The Mirror]

Court of Appeal allows the criminal Bar to continue its challenge to the controversial quality assurance scheme for advocates (QASA) and suggested it calls on the entire Bar to help fund the action [Law Society Gazette]

Top divorce lawyer Ayesha Vardag who brought the pre-nup to Britain reveals she has agreement of her own ahead of lavish wedding [Mail Online]

American and English law and lawyers have a stranglehold on cross-border business. That may not last [The Economist]

The original Mr Loophole [Twitter]

Law Society risks “undermining” rule of law by promoting sharia, Chris Grayling warns [The Telegraph]

Play hopes to unravel mystery behind lawyer’s death [John O’Groat Journal]

Legal disruptors are razing the bar: Revolution comes to the legal profession as a bunch of start-ups introduce some radical changes [The Telegraph]

Journalists check facts that judges don’t [The Telegraph]

Nick Cohen: City fraud cases on brink of collapse in growing row over legal aid cuts [The Observer]

Katie Price hires top divorce lawyer Fiona Shackleton to ensure cheating Kieran Hayler doesn’t get a penny [The Mirror]

“What is wrong with working at the Bar for a while and then thinking you would prefer a 9-5 job? That does not mean you are a failed barrister” [Legal Cheek Comments]