Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Monday 24 November

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

newspapers3SOAS law graduate jailed over Iran volleyball game bailed [Sky News]

Chris Saul interview: Slaughter and May purrs like a Porsche but that doesn’t mean we’re run by Buffy and Bertie [The Independent]

Sir Cliff Richard vows to sue the BBC and demands damages after TV news crew filmed abuse inquiry police raiding his home [Mail Online]

Will Miliband now throw his respectful support behind Van Man Dan’s planning application? [Barrister Blogger]

Rurik Jutting: British banker ruled mentally fit to stand trial for double murder [The Mirror]

“Cowardly” killer stabbed Pinsent Masons office porter to death trying to get revenge on wrong man [The Mirror]

Top 9/11 lawyer accuses firm partner of using prostitutes and having a liaison with a receptionist at a Christmas Party as part of heated legal dispute [Mail Online]

Father throws chair at judge over “absurdly low” sentence for driver who killed daughter [The Mirror]

Astonishing that this is even a headline [Twitter]

Lawyer who dressed up as Thomas Jefferson to defend himself against accusations of “incompetence” is banned [Mail Online]

Lawyers love a scrap and it looks like there could soon be plenty of them [The Independent]

Champagne socialist’s property empire: How one £2.9m north London home is just not enough for sacked shadow attorney general [Mail Online]

Balcony collapse house owned by millionaire Egyptian lawyer linked to deposed president Hosni Mubarak [The Telegraph]

French speaking law graduates/paralegals required by leading international law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“The CBA balloted members who voted for the ‘deal’ — so I don’t see how the leadership can be blamed when the junior bar had their say” [Legal Cheek Comments]