Morning round-up: Wednesday 21 May

Avatar photo

By Legal Cheek on

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]