Morning round-up: Monday 16 February

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By Legal Cheek on

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

newspapers4Concern over ‘tax on justice’ for employees sparks coalition clash [The Guardian]

Inquiry into child sexual abuse by establishment figures could look at crimes as far back as 1945, says inquiry chair [The Independent]

Online courts modelled on eBay to settle legal disputes [The Independent]

QC sceptical of online courts [Twitter]

Legal charity sits on £200m cash pile [Law Society Gazette]

Fifty Shades Of Grey: Top barrister on whether Christian should be the one in handcuffs [The Mirror]

Why don’t the family courts obey the law? [The Telegraph]

Wonga lawyer leaves in latest executive departure [The Telegraph]

“I wasn’t 100 per cent sober”: Supreme court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg snoozed during Obama’s State of the Union Address [The Independent]

“Have you ever tried stand up?” Watch hilarious moment judge is left in tears of laughter [The Mirror]

Valentine’s Day: law nerds-style [Facebook]

“If BLP wants the best, not treating its trainees in this way would be a good start.” [Legal Cheek Comments]