Morning round-up: Thursday 4 December

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3Labour reshuffle: Former legal-aid barrister Lord Bach takes shadow attorney role [BBC News]

Hull East MP Karl Turner appointed shadow solicitor general [Hull Daily Mail]

Judges takes just 45 seconds to reject Adebolajo’s appeal against conviction [Mail Online]

Barrister cleared after her dog attacked a police horse [The Telegraph]

The truth about the porn law changes [The Guardian]

Jury erupts in laughter as posh barrister translates text speak into English [International Business Times]

“I don’t want to sound like David Mellor but my cab driver’s route is a bit odd,” begins Jeremy Clarkson [Twitter], continuing

Egyptian court sentences almost 200 people to death just days after former president Mubarak is cleared on legal technicality [The Independent]

The mild-mannered lawyer who grew global colossus Latham & Watkins [Financial Times]

Judge gets box of Cadbury’s Heroes as “thank you” from couple who ran cannabis farm… minutes after he let them walk free [Mail Online]

Bill Cosby sued for alleged sexual molestation of 15-year-old [Inquisitr]

Paralegal in the corporate department at Norton Rose Fulbright [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“LIPs will always have a better command of the facts than their advocates, the question is whether they can also put this knowledge to use in court.” [Legal Cheek Comments]