Morning round-up: Thursday 8 January

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers4Police investigating solicitor’s mystery death look at 65 people who might have wanted to harm him [The Telegraph]

Revealed: Manchester Crown Court is one of the slowest with the average case taking ONE year to complete [Manchester Evening News]

The Tory barrister who defended the Krays and Dennis Nilsen on why Chris Grayling has gone too far [The Spectator]

Allen & Overy slashes £15m from staff costs [Law Society Gazette]

Mother fails in bid to block Christian couple adopting her two-year-old boy even though they are not a “religious match” [Mail Online]

Pupil settles school hairstyle legal action [BBC News]

Dr. Dre and beats sued over alleged headphone fraud [Huffington Post]

Leeds lawyer wins apology after Scottish £10 rejected by bus driver [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Dalston lawyer backs Afghan flooding appeal [Hackney Gazette]

Law graduates with September 2015 or later training contracts sought for global investment bank [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“I always like the ‘what makes us unique/why did you choose us?’ question — difficult to answer when what you really believe is that you couldn’t slip a fag paper between the lot of them.” [Legal Cheek Comments]