Morning round-up: Tuesday 16 December

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3Sydney siege ends: Barrister Katrina Dawson confirmed as 38-year-old woman killed in Martin Place [Sydney Morning Herald]

Lawyer who is 19 weeks pregnant survives Sydney siege — only to discover her friend and colleague was tragically killed [Mail Online]

Legal aid guidance on exceptional cases “unlawful” — judges [BBC News]

Humiliation for Grayling [Twitter]

Law student who took penalty points for her Addison Lee driver husband who was caught doing 40mph in a 30 zone is spared jail [Mail Online]

Solicitor Chris Logue “groped” woman lawyer, court hears [BBC News]

Father treated “like Kafka character” by Family Court – top judge [The Telegraph]

Read the full judgement here [Bailii]

Sony’s lawyers threaten journalists if they publish stories using hacked information [Evening Standard]

No gavels please, we’re British [Full Fact]

Lawyer banned from visiting clients’ jail after “she was caught sitting on inmate’s lap with his hand up her skirt” [Mail Online]

Commercial Property Paralegal at leading regional firm with offices across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire [Legal Cheek jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“These kids are hopeless. They need to go out and do something first. Literally anything. Run your own chicken farm for 3 years and reinvent yourself as an agricultural law ‘specialist’. Firms are willing to hire if you actually have some depth and add value.” [Legal Cheek Comments]