Morning round-up: Friday 19 December

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3An “embarrassed” judge told jurors at a murder trial to bring packed lunches to court because of government cuts [BBC News]

EU court rules that fatness can constitute a disability [The Telegraph]

Facebook and Twitter users who named teen murder suspects could face prosecution [Hartlepool Mail]

Law firm at centre of Al Swaedy inquiry has faced repeated criticism from judges [The Telegraph]

Ebenezer Grayling threatens to cancel Christmas [Guido Fawkes]

European court gives UK visa direction [BBC News]

New domestic abuse law on controlling behaviour unveiled [BBC News]

Theresa May proposes 28-day bail limit to stop people being left in legal limbo “for years” [The Independent]

Veteran lawyer who helped transform Leeds delivers verdict on northern legal business scene [Yorkshire Post]

Prison lovers lose legal fight [BBC News]

Reckless defence against Tory legal action [Guido Fawkes blog]

Private client paralegal required for dynamic and successful 12 partner firm based in North London [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Is the LSE a school or a university?” [Legal Cheek Comments]