Morning round-up

Morning round up: Thursday 22 January

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

newspapers3Ben Emmerson QC: The human rights lawyer who was expected to lead child abuse inquiry is accused of “bullying” and “intimidation” [The Independent]

Solicitor gets stuck in loo at Southampton Magistrates’ Court for nearly two hours [Daily Echo]

Solicitor suffers head injuries in fall down pub stairs while in nurse’s outfit on his stag do [London Evening Standard]

Woman convicted of assault for throwing water out of her window [UK Crime Law Blog]

Idiot signs, cross-dressing, date nights: 10 bizarre sentences handed out by judges in court [The Telegraph]

Judge defies the rules by jailing woman for contempt of court in secret because naming her will lead to her daughter being identified [Mail Online]

Disgraced solicitor must pay £2,500 to colleague he sexually assaulted at party [Belfast Telegraph]

Chris Grayling roof protester on top of court building — on day of trial [getSurrey]

Grayling: I’m the first impartial lord chancellor in 400 years [Politics.co.uk]

The US Justice Department is to pay a woman $134,000 (£88,640) after making a fake Facebook page that contained a photograph of her half-clothed [BBC News]

Paralegal required for highly respected Henley firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Following on from the decision the BSB have a lot of work to do and are fully committed to the task at hand. I am sure they have already set up a newly designated policy group and recruited at least 4 individuals in order to realign their comprehension matrix.” [Legal Cheek Comments]