Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Wednesday 27 August

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

newspapers3Judge in rape trial warning: “Conviction rates will not improve until women stop drinking so heavily” [Oxford Mail]

5 Pump Court barrister Piers Wauchope will take on Nigel Farage in bid to be Ukip candidate for South Thanet [The Courier]

“I have found the filming of the Oscar Pistorius trial impressive,” says Lord Neuberger, as he discusses effect of modern technology on the law []

Magistrates Court closed after roof collapse [West Briton]

Man in court accused of having sex with a mattress [The Mirror]

Better Call Saul: Second teaser trailer sees nod to Breaking Bad’s Walt and Jesse [The Independent]

Cannabis-infused fizzy drinks on sale in US [The Telegraph]

Norton Rose Fulbright reveals drop in retention to 77% [Lawyer2B]

Senior lawyer unleashes “old school” homophobic rant, hits “reply all” [Above the Law]

London legal aid firm TV Edwards is hiring three paralegals for its criminal department [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Unless you’re Sean Jones, talking about law on video is never going to be very compelling…” [Legal Cheek Comments]