Morning round-up: Friday 7 August

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By Alex Aldridge on

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


Serious Fraud Office chief admits agency’s future is in doubt [The Guardian]

Quindell shares drop 40% after SFO disclosed [Financial Times]

Sir Edward Heath: Sex trial was not dropped to cover up ex-PM allegations, says lawyer [The Telegraph]

The lawyer birthday cake story keeps rolling on Twitter [Twitter]

Why Law? “My dad was a lawyer so it was an easy path to take. It’s better than manual labour I guess.” [Humans in Law]

“A City Law Firm” Seems legit… [Instagram]

Top ten ways having a background as a barrister has helped me to write [Female First]

A former lawyer shares the choice that enabled him to break free of a career he didn’t love [Business Insider]

Judge reconsiders case of man, 19, put on sex offender registry for 25 years after sleeping with underage girl he met on hookup app and who lied about her age [Mail Online]

Corporate paralegal required at top 500 firm based in Bristol [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“They hire the best. The best tend to have graduated from Oxford or Cambridge.” [Legal Cheek Comments]