Morning round-up: Monday 1 September

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By Legal Cheek on

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

newspapers3How George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding has the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster [The Telegraph]

Upturn buoys retention rates [Law Society Gazette]

Women in law: rising up the agenda but female lawyer numbers continue to slide at elite UK law firms [Legal Business]

Legal highs allegedly sold as pizza toppings in the North East [Chronicle Live]

Corrie’s Kev will write off £200k legal bill [Daily Star]

South African woman takes hospital to court after she gives birth to Down’s syndrome baby [The Telegraph]

Ashya King’s parents face judge in Spanish court [ITV News]

Podcast: Judges comments and magistrates powers [UK Criminal Law Blog]

Heard in court [Facebook]

A lack of data means that “our analysis is too shallow to be able to tell yet if the good intentions and initiatives of many in the legal sector on social mobility are making a real difference” [Legal Cheek Comments]