Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 23 October

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

newspapers3Retired judge Sir John Royce says it “saddened him” to advise his own sons not to join the publicly-funded bar [BBC News]

Boris comes out against Chris Grayling’s plans to lock up internet trolls [Guido Fawkes]

Initiative promises legal advice for those without lawyers in courts [The Guardian]

Legal aid firm in shock closure: all staff at London practice Mackesys have been made redundant [Law Society Gazette]

Why huge salaries don’t necessarily make law grads rich [Businessweek]

Surely this isn’t legal?! Rochdale cab firm allows passengers to choose driver’s colour [BBC News]

Falconer condemns Grayling’s “heart-breaking” comments on role of Lord Chancellor [Legal Futures]

5 legal career tips we learnt from #LegalCheekLive [LexisNexis]

Criminal lawyer quits job to become a singer [Yorkshire Post]

“A tactic to intimidate lawyers”: Facebook sues DLA Piper for bringing “fraudulent” US lawsuit [Legal Business]

Yoda firm fined £369,000 for libelling digital rival [BBC News]

Lawyer filmed himself asking employee for sex 78 times in one hour [The Age]

German-speaking banking paralegal sought by prestigious international City law firm [Legal Cheek jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“What on earth would have happened had it been client files?!” [Legal Cheek Comments]