Morning round-up: Thursday 5 February

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers4New Zealand judge Lowell Goddard chosen to lead child abuse inquiry [Evening Standard]

Profile: Justice Lowell Goddard [BBC News]

Joshua Rozenberg backs Goddard appointment [Twitter]

Junior solicitor dies at Shoreditch party [Milton Keynes Citizen]

There could be “carnage” among personal injury firms this year as the full impact of the Jackson reforms hit [Legal Futures]

Legal aid lawyer quits to become a country singer like Dolly Parton [The Mirror]

Judge rules mother-of-six with learning disabilities can be sterilised for health reasons and authorised medics to “force entry” into woman’s home and restrain her [Mail Online]

Rory McIlroy settles legal dispute thought to be £20m with former agent Horizon Sports Management [The Telegraph]

Law GIF [Facebook]

Property paralegal at excellent West Sussex firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“I’m a lawyer… I’m a disorganised, cluttered scatter brain.. and never lied to client” [Legal Cheek Comments]