Morning round-up: Wednesday 22 April

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By Thomas Connelly on

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


Former Southampton University law student conned her employer out of £17,000 to pay for luxury wedding and honeymoon [Evening Standard]

Chimpanzees given same rights as unlawfully detained prisoners by US court [The Telegraph]

Axiom UK: Legal firm to double its Belfast workforce [BBC News]

The debate over human rights law [Full Fact]

Civil litigation the board game — (a work in progress) [Twitter]

Financial worker is facing a jail term for embezzling £176,696 from one of Scotland’s top legal firms [BBC News]

Dechert’s Miriam Gonzalez reveals secret life as a Nigella Lawson-style food blogger to teach her children how to cook [Mail Online]

How cute are George and Amal Clooney in these pics? []

At 18, Filipino achiever set to become Australia’s youngest lawyer []

Law GIF [Facebook]

“That comparison point of 2012 almost exactly replicates the year that private universities were allowed for the first time access to the publicly funded student loans system.” [Legal Cheek Comments]