Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 12 September

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

newspapers3Joshua Rozenberg: Nine legal questions if Scotland votes yes [The Guardian]

Oscar Pistorius trial: “Is he a reasonable man?” The legal question that will seal athlete’s fate [The Independent]

City lawyer who was killed by Tube train after Kensington dinner party was drunk enough to be in coma [Evening Standard]

Why critics fear that the Government’s cost-cutting legal aid plans could force the innocent to plead guilty [The Independent]

The claimant and his “helmet of truth” [Twitter]

Lawyer shortage delaying house sales [Law Society Gazette]

LCJ uses Nightjack case to warn lawyers who mislead court of “exemplary punishments” [Legal Futures]

George Clooney to marry Amal Alamuddin in secret London wedding [Daily Star]

Who owns street art? [City University]

Paralegals with ISDA/derivatives experience required for leading global financial institution [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“The more Latin the better I say. It’s part of the show at this point, like the wig. Most lawyers might not see a need for it but the punters have come to expect it.” [Legal Cheek Comments]