Morning round-up: Wednesday 10 December

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3Clerk “tried to rape female barrister” at solicitors’ Christmas party [The Telegraph]

Birmingham barrister is a “risk to any potential new clients”, says legal watchdog [Birmingham Mail]

Georgia man executed despite lawyer being impaired by alcohol at trial [The Guardian]

Shrien Dewani could be sued over wife Anni’s murder [The Telegraph]

DPP defends decision to prosecute rape complainant who killed herself [The Guardian]

Uber now banned from Spain: Popular taxi service app barred by judge just a day after it is thrown out of New Delhi [Mail Online]

Dr Luke suing celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos over Lady Gaga rape tweets [The Guardian]

HS2 campaigners lose Court of Appeal challenge [BBC News]

Pistorius’ five-year sentence showed too much mercy, Gerrie Nel tells court [The Guardian]

Report shows that the CIA tortured suspects at secret overseas sites for years, achieved nothing from it, and lied about it [The Independent]

Dispute resolution paralegal sought by highly regarded west-end law firm [Legal Cheek jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“‘We apologise for the understandable inconvenience and frustration this will cause’: Quite shameless to label the your own inconveniencing as understandable.” [Legal Cheek Comments]