Morning round-up: Monday 10 August

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By Alex Aldridge on

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


Michael Mansfield QC’s most difficult case, his daughter’s suicide [The Telegraph]

People accused of murder and rape are appearing in court without lawyers after legal aid changes, say campaigners [Manchester Evening News]

“Perhaps this was why Kids Company employed the expensive global law firm Withers…” [The Independent]

Growing student debt is entrenching unfairness for a whole generation [The Observer]

Two lawyers have embarked on a Kafkaesque quest to find one of China’s best-known human rights attorneys, missing after a Communist party crackdown [The Guardian]

More than 30 magistrates have resigned in protest at a new court charge introduced by the Treasury [The Express]

Judge apologises to criminal whose sentence is delayed due to lawyers’ industrial action [Telegraph & Argus]

Quindell directors pocket £4m for selling legal arm [This is Money]

TV bosses want Amal Clooney to replace Donald Trump on US Apprentice [The Express]

Alabama law office of Harper Lee’s late father, who inspired iconic character Atticus Finch, is up for sale for $125,000 [Mail Online]

Ex-Allen & Overy lawyer Chelsy Davy shows what Prince Harry’s missing [Mail Online]

“In what other context could I have dinner and a chat with Ross Cranston or Peter Rook? Quangocrats are killing the profession.” [Legal Cheek Comments]