Morning round-up: Tuesday 2 December

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3Law Society warns proposals by the London mayor to be in charge of London court system could bring political interference [The Guardian]

Reporter who knew more about rules than lawyers and judge obtains High Court skeleton arguments [Press Gazette]

Shrien Dewani to be sued by wife’s family for failing to reveal he was bisexual [The Telegraph]

Shared parental leave becomes law [BBC News]

Michael Mansfield QC to lead inquiry into changes to A&E services in west London amid concerns that lives are being put at risk [London Evening Standard]

Addenbrooke’s Hospital could face big compensation claims over paedophile doctor Myles Bradbury [Cambridge News]

Myles Bradbury sentencing remarks [Courts and Tribunals Judiciary]

Barristers make a weird Christmas card [Twitter]

Lee Rigby killer Michael Adebolago to launch appeal claiming he has “renounced violence” [The Telegraph]

UK anti-doping chiefs braced for legal challenges over four-year bans [The Guardian]

Rise in the number of litigants without lawyers is better than orange soda [The Barrister]

I asked a privacy lawyer what Facebook’s new terms and conditions will mean for you [Vice]

Sex-offending clown weeps as judge orders his outfit be destroyed [The Express]

Newly qualified solicitor sought [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“We don’t have plaintiffs anymore. Looks like someone hasn’t studied civil procedure reforms yet.” [Legal Cheek Comments]