Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 28 November

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

newspapers3Sir Edward Garnier “tried to stop Labour MP challenging Lord Brittan over child abuse claims” [The Telegraph]

Judge rules Andrew Mitchell probably did use “politically toxic” word pleb [The Guardian]

Vincent Tchenguiz launches £2.2bn (yes, billion!) legal action against Grant Thornton and Kaupthing [The Telegraph]

Chris Grayling: LAA to begin tender for duty contracts [Legal Voice]

Barrister fulfils dream of starring in his own stand-up show after winning comedy competition [The Bolton News]

Apologetic burglar who spat at Gloucester judge gets discount on jail sentence [Gloucester Citizen]

The lawyer of Michael Brown’s family said a first year law student “could have done a better job” than the prosecutor’s office did in this case [ITV News]

Britain’s biggest divorce: Wife of financier Sir Chris Hohn awarded £337 million by High Court [The Independent]

Still flying high! Smiley Amal Clooney is the picture of glamour as she enjoys the jet set lifestyle with husband George [Mail Online]

Selfie sticks could lead to jail time in South Korea [BuzzFeed]

Dispute resolution paralegal for well established south east based firm [Legal Cheek jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Advocacy skills will be useful at the job centre” [Legal Cheek Comments]