Morning round-up: Thursday 9 October

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3The rise of the planet of the legal persons formerly known as apes [The Guardian]
Young criminal barrister in-the-making to stand for council election [Your Local Guardian]

Red Bull just settled a false advertising lawsuit, and now owes anyone who bought one of its drinks between 2002-2014 either $10 cash or $15 worth of Red Bull products [BuzzFeed]

The government’s Universal Jobmatch website is publishing adverts using terms that could be breaking anti-age discrimination laws [BBC News]

Universities on alert as Northumbria law student killed by meningitis [Chronicle Live]

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: How “lawfare” has become a weapon [BBC News]

Ukip needs to brush up on its legal knowledge [Twitter]

Magna Carta manuscript reveals its secrets: Scans uncover lost text hidden on a damaged section of 800-year-old parchment [Mail Online]

George Clooney’s wife Amal Alamuddin aids Greece’s bid for return of Elgin Marbles [The Telegraph]

In-house criminal barrister at City law firm [Legal Cheek jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“It’s only a matter of time before the SRA starts regulating every 8-year-old who says they want to grow up to be a lawyer.” [Legal Cheek Comments]