Morning round-up: Thursday 9 April

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers4High court to go on recruitment drive for “non-traditional” judges [The Guardian]

Law firms fear poaching and desertion as market recovers [Financial Times]

Facebook is being sued by 25,000 users for alleged violations of European privacy laws in a class action suit due in a Vienna court [BBC News]

Fifteen barrister-led businesses are set to go into competition with solicitor firms as bar regulator licenses new “entities” [Law Society Gazette]

One of Britain’s biggest lawsuit funders is sold off [The Telegraph]

Presumably they were sick of people coming in asking for legal advice [Twitter]

Kanye West settles paparazzo lawsuit with a handshake and apology [BBC Newsbeat]

“See how he likes it”: Ukip candidate and barrister calls for Box Hill cycle competitions to be moved to Boris Johnson’s constituency [Evening Standard]

The Rivlin Report — the bar talking to itself? [Halsbury’s Law Exchange]

Why every aspiring lawyer should study international law [The Guardian]

Judge pulls out can of WD40 on deafeningly loud district attorney’s cart []

Law GIF [Facebook]

Commercial legal assistant at respected Thames Valley based firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“So significant was Lord Harley’s impact upon legal journalism that his absence in an article is as striking as his presence.” [Legal Cheek Comments]