Morning round-up: Thursday 28 August

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3Barrister Hottie: Close but no cigar edition [Your Barrister Boyfriend]

International law firm Baker & McKenzie creates 250 jobs in Belfast [BBC News]

The 13 obscure UK laws you didn’t know you were breaking [The Independent]

Rape case warning over Tory plan to rewrite human rights law [The Guardian]

Senior partners at Merseyside law firm probed over fraud claims [Liverpool Echo]

Child victims of Rotherham sex abuse scandal could be in line for compensation totalling £140m says solicitor representing them [Mail Online]

University of Kent law student Leo Ng spared jail over haul of child abuse images [Kent Online]

Hogan Lovells posts retention, sending most NQs to litigation and employment [The Lawyer]

Magistrate accused of £9k loss of earnings fraud [Daily Post]

Polygamy is legal in Utah, for now [BuzzFeed]

LPC graduates required for investment banking projects [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“The house is a very good question. Why exactly do they still own the house? Why exactly do they give it away to the elected head? Why why why?” [Legal Cheek Comments]