Morning round-up: Monday 20 October

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By Legal Cheek on

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

newspapers3Libel cases prompted by social media posts rise 300% in a year [The Independent]

Whiplash gravy train is grinding to a halt: Crackdown on bogus claims sees payouts fall by a third [Mail Online]

Top London law firm Leigh Day “inflated” Mau Mau compensation costs to taxpayer [The Telegraph]

Sentence for web trolls to be quadrupled to two years after shocking high-profile online abuse cases [Mail Online]

Medieval treason laws are the wrong weapon for fighting Isis [The Guardian]

Impeccably-dressed rookies attend Young Bar Conference [Twitter]

The Judge review — cliche-ridden courtroom drama [The Observer]

“I deserved my punishment”, says lawyer friend of John Grisham as he contradicts the author’s defence of his pedophile crimes [Mail Online]

Barroso says immigration cap would be against EU law [Financial Times]

The five associates taking law firm gender balance into their own hands [The Lawyer]

Who owns the moon? [The Guardian]

Exciting new drama ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ features a group of law students — one of whom is secretly a murderer [The Mirror]

In-house commercial law paralegal at technology company [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

Barristers are now providers of legal services … talk of Magna Carta is best left to actors [Legal Cheek Comments]