The morning’s top legal news stories and social media posts
Special court for blockbuster trials “will help save London’s legal reputation” [London Evening Standard]
Crusading QC won’t face “assault” charge: Michael Mansfield will not face court after prosecutors decide there is not enough evidence [Mail Online]
SNP to vote down English-only foxhunting law change [The Scotsman]
Child abuse inquiry judge’s £500,000 pay package revealed [The Guardian]
Law student arrested for giving homeless man £1 wins £5,000 payout [Metro]
Rule of law in China, a country which locks up its lawyers [BBC News]
Harper Lee’s lawyer suggests author may have written third novel [The Independent]
Law grad and athlete says sorry after causing online storm with offensive tweet [Daily Record]
Spare juror faints in court after hearing grisly details of ‘shampoo bottle murder’ [The Telegraph]
Residential Conveyancing paralegal required at respected regional firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]
“A solicitor approaches you with a very remunerative case that his client is currently litigating. The solicitor demands £3,000 in cash and your wife’s recipe for ratatouille. Do you:
A) Give the solicitor what he wants.
B) Only give the money, but not the treasured recipe.
C) Report the solicitor to the BSB.” [Legal Cheek Comments]