Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Tuesday 3 February

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

newspapers4French minister received death threats over his attempts to reform the legal profession [BBC News]

8 out of 10 councils using secret courts [The Telegraph]

The Magna Carta explained [The Telegraph]

Not even the MoJ understands what it is doing today [Politics.co.uk]

A light covering of snow sends London into gridlock [Twitter]

Tower Hamlets Mayor branded a “liar and perjurer” who “subverted democracy” in a rare electoral trial at the High Court [The Telegraph]

Abortion law in Northern Ireland to be challenged as “violation of human rights” [Belfast Telegraph]

Greek judges have judged their pensions are untouchable [ekathimerini.com]

Brazilian beauty pageant runner-up wrestles crown off law student winner before storming off stage [The Independent]

Grayling testing resolve of Tory lawyers [Law Society Gazette]

Litigation paralegal at successful West Sussex firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Law GIF [Facebook]

“[Ed Miliband’s] success as a DECC minister probably has more to do with his wife’s expertise, rather than her success being down to him.” [Legal Cheek Comments]