Morning round-up: Thursday 21 August

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3Amal Alamuddin’s caseload: why the future Mrs George Clooney isn’t about to give up her day job as a human rights lawyer [Evening Standard]

University of Leeds lectures legal scholar over “political” tweets [Times Higher Education]

Incredible story on Malky Mackay and a Mishcons de Reya investigation which uncovered “sexist, racist and homophobic” texts [Mail Online]

Beware the bogus law firms and fake solicitor scams being run by criminal gangs [The Mirror]

#Keepitoutofcourt [Pink Tape]

US judge: Shakira hit song Loca “broke copyright laws” [BBC News]

Katie Hopkins facing legal action after calling White Dee “benefit cheat” [The Mirror]

Solicitor data opened to comparison sites by Christmas [Law Society Gazette]

Man appears in court after downing four live fish in alcoholic cocktail as part of Neknominate drinking game [Gloucester Citizen]

Judge suspended for “offensively staring” at female staff [The Indian Express]

Legal Cheek has a new jobs site [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Once in practice, you’re going to rely upon the ethics hotline? I’ve rung them twice. Utter waste of time.” [Legal Cheek Comments]