Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Wednesday 21 May

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

NewspapersItalian murder trial is stopped after judge spots court staff having sex [Mail Online]

DLA Piper forgives partner in Scudamore email scandal as he says: “I let myself, my firm and its clients down” [The Lawyer]

Dundas & Wilson solicitor dodges prison after knocking down and killing pensioner [Daily Record]

Transgender woman in landmark legal battle to force government to “forget” her identity as a man before sex change [Mail Online]

#OpCotton judgment to be announced shortly [Twitter]

Phone-hacking trial: No smoking gun, says Brooks lawyer [BBC News]

“Dear piece of shit…” Life360 CEO sends a refreshingly direct response to a patent troll [Pando Daily]

Amal Alamuddin has lunch [Mail Online]

Hogan Lovells mulls joining the blind CV rush [Lawyer2B]

Joshua Rozenberg: Boris Johnson sent £75m bill for London riots’ Sony warehouse fire [The Guardian]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“If she is not practising, then I see no problem at all – she is no different from all the other ‘Barrister (NP)’ types” [Legal Cheek Comments]