Morning round up: Tuesday 27 January

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers4“Terribly expensive” docks could be abolished, says UK’s most senior judge, and defendants could instead sit with lawyers [Evening Standard]

Law Society president Andrew Caplan features alongside Amal Clooney in Debrett’s Top 500 list of 2015 [Debrett’s]

George Clooney “put on strict diet” by barrister wife after gaining more than a stone since their wedding [The Mirror]

A conflict of interest: the Saudi state and the UK’s Ministry of Justice [Jack of Kent]

WikiLeaks threatens legal action against Google and US after email revelations [The Guardian]

Everyone said Latin was necessary to be a lawyer. They lied [Wales Online]

Police comments that appear to blame uni drinking culture for the deaths of three students (including law student Euan Coulthard) have sparked anger [The Tab]

Green party leader Natalie Bennett says it should not be a crime to belong to al-Qaeda or Isis [The Independent]

Nutella and Strawberry not suitable names for children, French court rules [The Telegraph]

Employment paralegal required for top 100 law firm in Bristol [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Didn’t go to school. Got a seven-seven at Cambridge. I did jolly well for myself. Though that was 1952.” [Legal Cheek Comments]