Morning round-up: Friday 17 October

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By Legal Cheek on

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

newspapers3Francis FitzGibbon QC on Tory plans to ditch the Human Rights Act [London Review of Books]

Dechert partner Miriam Clegg calls on girls to “aim high and focus on your careers” as she and Fiona Bruce launch a campaign to bring business and schools together [Mail Online]

Bar Council chair: Lord Chancellor should be “very senior lawyer” [Legal Futures]

Gerard Pique to face judge after Barcelona centre-back told a police officer “you’re jealous because I’m famous” [The Independent]

9 of the most quirky judgments of recent times [JustCite Blog]

Law students the most likely to work their way through university [Lawyer2B]

Amal Clooney in Evening Standard’s ten most influential Londoners [Mail Online]

Oscar Pistorius sentencing: court wishes judge Happy Birthday [The Telegraph]

Lawyer who robbed 3 banks and shot state trooper gets 24 years [ABA Journal]

Residential conveyancing paralegal [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Awww … so heartwarming! Everyone must have had a good laugh before they upheld the death sentence of another mentally retarded person” [Legal Cheek Comments]