Morning round-up: Monday 13 July

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By Alex Aldridge on

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


Crusading lawyer Michael Mansfield arrested over claim of domestic assault at a friend’s party after neighbours heard shouting and screaming from the house [Mail Online]

Atticus Finch is now a racist in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird Sequel [The Independent]

China brands rights-focused law firm “criminal organisation” [The Telegraph]

Pupillage Gateway moved to January so students know if they have chambers place before committing to BPTC [Legal Cheek]

UK courts need to be educated about Islam, says Birmingham Six lawyer Gareth Peirce [The Guardian]

Goldman Sachs could be sued for helping hide Greece’s debts when it joined euro [The Independent]

The MoJ is so much fun! [Twitter]

Jeremy Clarkson “could use legal loophole to make Top Gear rival show on ITV” [Evening Standard]

Madeleine Rees: Human rights lawyer on her battle to combat violence against women [The Independent]

Deep Purple with rage: Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore’s £750,000 royalties fight [Mail Online]

Roy Keane sues Paddy Power for using his image in an advert mocking the Scots for voting against independence that called them “wee pussies” [Mail Online]

“I think this is an appallingly badly thought out change, which will simply cause more disruption and inconvenience for students, and which doesn’t address the central problem: too many applicants and too few pupillages.” [Legal Cheek Comments]