Morning round-up: Tuesday 17 March

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers4Questions over law firm Hill Dickinson, which was used by Grant Shapps to silence constituent in second job row [The Telegraph]

Police search for lone knifeman over fatal stabbing of human rights lawyer in Lewisham [London Evening Standard]

Barristers condemn Chris Grayling over steep rise in employment tribunal fees [The Guardian]

‘Naked Rambler’ bids for new hearing into United Kingdom human rights complaint [Human Rights Europe]

Labour at war as shadow solicitor general calls Grimsby MP “a joke” [Yorkshire Post]

Mitigation fail [Twitter]

US tycoon Robert Durst “didn’t mean” confession, lawyers say [BBC News]

Trial begins of officers over teenagers’ deaths that sparked Paris riots [The Independent]

First to the bar: Chinese immigrant granted posthumous law licence [The Guardian]

From the Bar to a seat on the Renault board: how Cherie Booth’s earnings have accelerated [The Independent]

Law GIF [Facebook]

Commercial paralegal required for dynamic and successful North London firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“Isn’t this typical of the legal profession in this country. A sad story gets bypassed by debates over university prestige. Who cares if QM is 3rd or 33rd?” [Legal Cheek Comments]