Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Monday 5 January

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

newspapers4Did legal deal protect the duke? Paedophile billionaire’s plea bargain halted police investigation [Mail Online]

Prince Andrew defended against “false claims” by lawyer Alan Dershowitz named in Jeffrey Epstein “sex slave” case [The Independent]

The most sinister court in Britain strikes yet again [The Telegraph]

Yorkshire’s best-paid lawyer takes hit in tough legal market [Yorkshire Post]

George Clooney plays the supportive husband as he embraces Amal after she’s threatened with arrest for her work as a human rights lawyer in Egypt [Mail Online]

Proof that Mrs Clooney is a woman of substance [The Telegraph]

Outrage as lawyer who supported Ched Evans wins role on world sport’s “supreme court” [Mail Online]

Barcelona star Neymar dating Spanish lawyer Elisabeth Martinez [Caught Offside]

Quindell could be broken up as it confirms plans to sell off some of its divisions [This is Money]

Sussex Uni law student Stephen Edwards died after being involved in a motorcycle crash in Bermuda [The Argus]

Fiona Woolf, lawyer who quit sex abuse inquiry, makes New Year Honours list amid fury [The Independent]

Make divorce tougher on women, says leading lawyer Baroness Deech [The Independent]

IP paralegal sought by highly regarded niche City law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“There are circa 420 pupillages. There are circa 1700 kids who do the BPTC. Of the pupillages, circa 300 are not worth having — because they do not lead to properly paying positions.” [Legal Cheek Comments]