Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 14 August

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

newspapers3Head of the SOAS law department is horrifically injured after masked thugs raid his home in Wimbledon [Evening Standard]

Law student banned from driving after high-speed race through Burnley jailed for M6 smash [Lancashire Telegraph]

Five routes into a law career if you don’t have a degree [The Guardian]

Raising money for a research fund whose pioneering treatment has helped a leading barrister fight cancer [Your Barrister Boyfriend]

Judge angry after court ceiling springs a leak due to overflowing toilets at Maidstone Crown Court [Kent Online]

A magic circle of judges, a sex abuse probe and the sinister truth about the Fettesgate scandal [Mail Online]

Cameron warned over “sabre-rattling” with European court of human rights [The Guardian]

This UKIP MEP has called for the return of the death penalty [BuzzFeed]

Burger chain Wimpy faces legal action after baby’s bleach ordeal [The Press & Journal]

Terror suspect was waved and winked in court by defendant in another case [Evening Standard]

Another biglaw partner’s “reply all” misadventure [Above the Law]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Go and look at the canteens in the central departments around Whitehall — not that they are fantastic but hell they are a lot better.” [Legal Cheek Comments]