Morning round-up: Monday 9 March

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

newspapers4Labour plan to make TV debates compulsory in law roundly mocked [The Telegraph]

British internet troll who posted bad review about American lawyer on Google faces £100,000 libel bill after his target successfully sued him [Mail Online]

North West chief prosecutor Nazir Afzal to step down in “savings push” [BBC News]

Court fee rises kick in today [Twitter]

No-win, no-fee lawyers become surprise ally in working women’s battle for equal pay [The Independent]

Cherie Blair signs deal to act for Albania where her husband is official adviser [The Telegraph]

QC under fire over “better to be a victim than a slag” comment in grooming trial [Metro]

UK set for new law to stop children flying to join IS [ITV News]

Jihadi John gatecrashed my daughter’s wedding: British solicitor claims ISIS executioner used ceremony as cover to hold secret meeting with members of his terror network [Mail Online]

Confessions from the City: The commercial barrister on battling the judge’s ear wax [Evening Standard]

Debt recovery legal assistant at Legal 500 firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“I don’t think we talk enough about the loss of rights in Britain in 410.” [Legal Cheek Comments]