Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 10 October

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

newspapers3Britain has largest legal aid budget in Europe, says report [The Telegraph]

Lawyer’s wife spared jail for fire-bombing car belonging to boyfriend of teenage girl she was obsessed with – but was then caught stealing from council where she worked [Mail Online]

Law firm creates “in-house” barristers chambers [Law Society Gazette]

Revealed: The killers and rapists among 1,000 criminals launching compensation claims over prisoner voting [The Telegraph]

What do people think about the Human Rights Act? [YouGov]

The Tory human rights proposal in memes [Twitter]

Trial date set for SOAS law grad ‘female volleyball prisoner’ in Tehran [The Telegraph]

Top 100 LGBT business leaders features 11 lawyers [The Lawyer]

Solicitor has swapped the court room for the bar room in launching a new career [Craven Herald & Pioneer]

Oscar Pistorius: Paralympian found guilty of culpable homicide to be sentenced next week [The Independent]

Banking and finance paralegal required for top international law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Scapegoating is a nasty business, with a powerful firm here putting the entire blame on a junior member of staff” [Legal Cheek Comments]