Morning round-up: Wednesday 4 June

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By Thomas Connelly on

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


Cambridge, Oxford, Queen Mary, UCL and LSE top Guardian law faculty rankings [The Guardian]

Oscar Pistorius murder trial: “How I’d make sure he goes free” by OJ Simpson’s lawyer [The Mirror]

“I’ll get you”, career criminal tells judge [The Gazette]

Coming up today: the Something Must Be Done Act 2014 [Twitter]

Barrister argues nobody has ever used a Renault Clio as a getaway vehicle [Twitter]

Ashurst latest to set diversity targets in bid to improve gender representation [The Lawyer]

British solicitor admitted to practice in Swaziland [Swazi Observer]

Family in legal battle with council jobsworths over right to grow vegetables and keep chickens in their garden [Mail Online]

Barrister to appeal conviction of “breaking creche owner’s nose in head-butting assault” [Irish Independent]

Law student on trial for “brutal and violent” rape [South Wales Evening Post]

What should you wear to the law firm pool party? [Above the Law]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Imagine if you asked your plumber to work for £40 per hour? They would laugh and say good luck finding somebody else then” [Legal Cheek comments]