Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Monday 9 February

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

newspapers4Solicitor General Robert Buckland denies attempting to avoid tax after being named as an investor in a scheme reportedly under investigation [BBC News]

Forgotten edition of Magna Carta found in Kent council archive could fetch up to £10m [The Independent]

HSBC files: how a 1934 Swiss law enshrined secrecy [The Guardian]

Economic slump was a wake-up call for lawyers [Law Gazette]

Cherie Blair’s law firm, Omnia, seems to be doing well [Mail Online]

George Clooney hosts an intimate dinner for Amal Clooney’s 37th birthday at LA home [Mail Online]

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange considering suing Nick Clegg for defamation [The Mirror]

Freddie Starr “proving surprisingly nimble at exploiting the English legal system to intimidate his accusers” [Private Eye]

Vince Gilligan on ending ‘Breaking Bad’ and the perils of spinning off ‘Better Call Saul’ [The Daily Beast]

Harper Lee’s lawyer reveals how she discovered long-lost sequel of To Kill a Mockingbird [Mail Online]

Schoolboys hit with legal letter over Peppa Pig song [The Telegraph]

Contracts paralegal sought for prestigious organisation [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“In a classic beginner’s error, Shrimpton chose as his defence counsel (for the plea in mitigation) a guy (Clegg QC) who is only qualified as a barrister.” [Legal Cheek Comments]