Morning round-up: Monday 22 December

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By Legal Cheek on

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

newspapers3Legal clerk who tried to rape barrister after bingeing on cocaine and whisky at Christmas party is jailed for nine years [Mail Online]

Court in Argentina grants basic rights to orangutan [BBC News]

Gardener jailed for sending prank text to juror friend saying “if you find them guilty, I will find you” [Mail Online]

​Defendant’s last fart of freedom tickles Lincoln Magistrates’ Court [Lincolnshire Echo]

What a way to spend 500 years [Twitter]

Spain’s new security law sparks protests across country [The Guardian]

It’s a royal wedding! Harry, Beatrice and Eugenie among the guests at society marriage of Bristows solicitor [Mail Online]

Judge Rinder gets advice column in The Sun [The Sun]

Al-Sweady law firm “leading” bid to stop Lord Saatchi’s Medical Innovation Bill [The Telegraph]

“I’ve basically been mugged!” Apprentice finalist Bianca Miller “accused of stealing hosiery idea from law graduate she met at networking event” [Mail Online]

David Schwimmer set to play late OJ Simpson lawyer Robert in American Crime drama [Mail Online]

Knowing how to distinguish between “good” and “bad” law is an essential weapon in every law student and lawyer’s arsenal of skills [JustCite Blog (sponsored)]

“You can be the most intelligent person in the world. The Bar is not about intelligence. It’s about being able to articulate that intelligence through language.” [Legal Cheek Comments]