Morning round-up: Thursday 20 November

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3“Pick-up artist” Julien Blanc banned from Britain [The Telegraph]

Unlawful detention: UK government “can be sued”, court rules [BBC News]

Joshua Rozenberg: How a local authority is using the law to protect girls from sexual exploitation [The Guardian]

Legal aid cuts will save £300m a year, say auditors [The Telegraph]

High-flying lawyer who worked in the White House was found dead in the bath of her London home after taking an overdose during divorce fight [Mail Online]

Fraud gang including solicitor, financial advisor and businessman convicted of £1.5m property scam avoid jail terms [Belfast Telegraph]

Barrister warned to be on time in future after his double-booking delayed a case at York Crown Court for half a day [The Press]

Barrister says Oxford college’s decision not to host abortion talk “unlawful” [Catholic Herald]

Woman crashes through courtroom ceiling [necn]

Wealthy law firm bosses are victims of £100,000 jewellery raid after thieves “spot them boasting of their luxury lifestyle in personal profiles on company website” [Mail Online]

If Kim Jong-un won’t face a war crimes court, then who on earth will? [The Telegraph]

Fashionable friends: George and Amal Clooney dine out with Stella McCartney and Alasdhair Willis at The River Cafe [Mail Online]

Commercial paralegal to join dynamic and successful London practice [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“As a woman lawyer of Chelsy’s parents generation who has worked for many years in big law, I can say without qualification — it is not worth it … Marry Harry. You will be sorry if you don’t.” [Legal Cheek Comments]