Morning round-up: Monday 26 January

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By Alex Aldridge on

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

newspapers4Ministry of Justice bids for contract with Saudi prison service [The Guardian]

Drug mule granny “weeks away from Bali firing squad” after being asked to sign document that formally confirms death sentence [Mail Online]

Will a 33 year-old woman solicitor soon run the FA’s old boys’ club? [The Independent]

There was a fire in the building housing Allen & Overy’s Belfast office [Belfast Telegraph]

Missing Durham law student: Body thought to be Euan Coulthard [BBC News]

Medical negligence barrister awarded £2m after botched appendix surgery left him paralysed but conscious [The Mirror]

I was the man who sentenced Eric Cantona for kung-fu kick [The Telegraph]

Inefficient court system should be streamlined, Leveson says [BBC News]

Ex-Tory MP and leading barrister Jerry Hayes in astonishing attack on Justice Secretary who he blasts as “off his trolley” [Mail Online]

Grayling’s attempt to curtail judicial review shows he puts the dick into tat. This is one shit that will have to be flushed after the election [Jerry Hayes’ Blog]

We need to talk about Lord Denning [Halsbury’s Law Exchange]

Law firm covers cost of Cambridge United players’ shirt-swaps following Manchester United game [Varsity]

IP paralegal sought by highly regarded US firm in London [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“Why is the BSB wading in? Where in the Handbook does it say barristers are required to behave in a particular manner outside of court?” [Legal Cheek Comments]