Morning round-up: Monday 7 July

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By Legal Cheek on

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

newspapers3UK judge says convicted rapist has “good character” and isn’t a “classic rapist” [Buzzfeed]

Varadgs divorce lawyer in 35 Women Under 35 list [Management Today]

Attorney generals to debate role of juries in internet age [The Guardian]

Law graduate opts to start an ice cream parlour rather than do the BPTC [Derby Telegraph]

Edward Snowden should have right to legal defence in US, says Hillary Clinton [The Guardian]

Total fees paid to lawyers on public M&A deals over the first half of 2014 fell by 35% compared with the previous six months [The Lawyer]

Rupert Murdoch’s revenge on Rolf Harris lawyers [The Independent]

Saudi human rights lawyer jailed for 15 years [Yahoo News]

Australian man who left assault victim with severe injuries granted an appeal after he claims judge snored during his trial in 2003 [Mail Online]

Man arrested after threatening to burn down solicitor’s office and leaving his prosthetic leg at scene [Sunday World]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“No one wants to be on a pupillage committee at all. If you care about the Bar, it is depressing because you are destroying the dreams of highly able young people at every turn. Even if you don’t care, it is still a huge amount of unremunerated work that no sane person would want to do”. [Legal Cheek comments]