Morning round-up: Thursday 1 May

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By Legal Cheek on

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

NewspapersPensioner hit solicitor in face over prostitute ban, court hears [This is Wiltshire]

Boris warns City under threat after European Court dismisses UK “Tobin tax” challenge [The Telegraph]

Joint committee on human rights criticises justice secretary’s proposals and calls into question his dual role as Lord Chancellor [The Guardian]

Slaughter and May bumps up NQ salary by more than 3% to £65,000 [The Lawyer]

The perks of life as a top QC [Twitter]

Horseferry Magistrates Court transformed into luxury apartments [Inside Property]

Tube strike promises law exam chaos [LawCareers.Net]

Law firms make up quarter of top graduate employers list [Lawyer2B]

Amal Alamuddin’s engagement ring from George Clooney: exclusive photos! [People]

Genghis Khan trial adjourned until 1410 AD? [Twitter]

Botched Oklahoma execution: “America is missing the point over death penalty” [The Telegraph]

Donald Popadick charged with indecent act [Huffington Post]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Nightowl is a trolling self-publicist who posts under virtually every article on this site with inane and irrelevant rantings about wigs” [Legal Cheek Comments]