Morning round-up: Friday 15 August

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By Hannah Levy on

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

newspapers3Slaughter in Iraq shows why ditching European human rights law would be a disaster, says sacked Tory minister Dominic Grieve [Mail Online]

A Colombian lawyer says he is suing world football’s governing body Fifa for £800m over “moral damages” caused by refereeing at the 2014 World Cup [BBC News]

Could attack on head of SOAS law school in his own home be linked to his burlesque cabaret bar? Police investigate as part of “meticulous inquiry” [Mail Online]

Mishcon de Reya to take on legal apprentices [Lawyer2B]

Is depression the last taboo for law firms? [Law Society Gazette]

Ambitious prospective law student of the week [Twitter]

Marcos Rojo to Manchester United: Defender embroiled in legal row as United’s “£15m bid” triggers row with management company [The Independent]

Law Society recruits new chief executive [Legal Futures]

Law student arrested on murder and arson charges [Above the Law]

George Brandis releases Family Law Council report into surrogacy [The Guardian]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“I was expressing my disappointment that female barristers constantly have to be instructed on what type of earrings to wear, what type of hair to have, what length of skirt to wear, what amount of make-up to wear, in order to give the right impression in a professional context.” [Legal Cheek Comments]