Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Monday 8 September

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

newspapers3Palace aides concerned the Queen will face a constitutional crisis after the Scottish independence referendum [Mail Online]

UCL law grad Andy Hall on trial in Thailand: “I’ve done nothing wrong” [The Guardian]

Why law firm should hope for the best and plan for the worst [The Lawyer]

Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa: The woman with Oscar Pistorius’s fate in her hands [The Independent]

Alibaba ‘s $15.8 million legal fee to Simpson Thacher is six times what Facebook paid its counsel two years ago [Business Insider]

Specialist teams to scrutinise law firms amid concerns they are failing to report suspicious transactions [Financial Times]

Podcast with HH Judge Peter Murphy, academic writer, novelist and judge [Charon QC]

Former Twitter general counsel Alexander Macgillivray takes leading White House tech job [Wall Street Journal]

Solicitor bags seat on the board of the National Governing body for Rounders [The Lincolnite]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“This was a mean and cruel thing to do — the SRA pedants must be wondering what karmic sh*t is going to rain down on them for doing this to a young woman.” [Legal Cheek Comments]