Morning round-up: Thursday 5 March

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers4Reports of fake law firms double, says SRA [BBC News]

Lord Grabiner QC’s Treasury Select Committee performance “was not the tone or demeanour I would have adopted” says Bank of England chief Mark Carney [Evening Standard]

On the eve of Magna Carta’s 800th birthday, the British legal system is being ripped apart [Open Democracy]

NHS England spent £100m since 2003 resolving legal claims related to cancer [The Guardian]

George Clooney: “My wife’s the smart one” in our marriage [Closer Weekly]

Conference laughs [Twitter]

Boston bombing trial starts with defense lawyer admitting ‘It was him’ [Time]

Peers to vote on 600% rise in court fees [The Guardian]

Football agents set for legal fight on introduction of new “unacceptable” FA rules [Mail Online]

Tinder like a law student [Facebook]

Flexible, bespoke training contracts starting 2015 onward [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“Sorry, you’re both wrong. ‘Refute’ and ‘deny’ are accepted as synonyms.” [Legal Cheek Comments]