Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Monday 2 February

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

newspapers4High court judge Sir Nicholas Mostyn has been thrown off a case for showing too much “hostility” after threatening to imprison a husband suffering from cancer for failing to keep up divorce payments [The Telegraph]

Human Rights Act has helped 28 terrorists to stay in UK [The Telegraph]

Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell snubbed libel offer — it cost him £500k in legal fees [The Mirror]

The workings of the mysterious and ultra-secretive Court of Protection are a national scandal [The Telegraph]

Drug-fuelled Polish thugs were looking for a violent gangster when they beat innocent law professor to a pulp [Mail Online]

The vac scheme application deadline passes [Facebook]

Very particular personalities: the five most creative judges [JustCite Blog]

Four year for sexual abuse of a Shetland Pony. Outrageous sentence for Outraging Public Decency? [UK Criminal Law Blog]

British Library reunites Magna Carta copies for 800th anniversary [The Guardian]

Meet the law student whose self-taught yoga poses are an internet hit [The Mirror]

Private client paralegal at Legal500 firm in West Sussex [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“Barristers swear, is this really news to you? (You should hear what they call Mr Grayling). They also visit bathrooms and get drunk at parties…you heard it here first folks!” [Legal Cheek Comments]