Morning round-up: Friday 13 February

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By Legal Cheek on

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

newspapers4Automatic jail terms for carrying knives — but no date set for law to come into force [Evening Standard]

Judges are fed up and it’s not hard to see why [Guardian]

Law to make reporting of FGM mandatory [BBC News]

Legal aid in domestic violence cases: Civil law vs. LASPO 2012 [Halsbury’s Law Exchange]

Barrister who was banned for bombarding ex with vile texts, is back at work [Belfast Telegraph]

Supreme Court to hear QASA appeal — but rejects claim of threat to advocate independence [Legal Futures]

What A-levels and work experience do you need for a career in law? [Guardian]

Ryanair forced to sell Aer Lingus stake under Court of Appeal ruling [The Telegraph]

Hands up if you saw Big Brother’s Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace turning up on Judge Rinder [Metro]

91 year old Marcus Marcussen convicted of (very) historic sex abuse [uk criminal law blog]

A world first: There are now more female than male solicitors in Ireland []

Law GIF [Facebook]

Employment paralegal required at well respected Devon based law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“What’s the problem? It asked her to persuade them of a proposition of her choosing and that is exactly what she did! Well played I say. The real problem is that the argument (unless there is more) doesn’t look all that persuasive.” [Legal Cheek comments]