Morning round-up: Monday 24 August

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By Alex Aldridge on

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


Lawyer claims train gunman planned robbery and is “dumbfounded” by terror allegations [Vice News]

Ashley Madison hack: Canadian law firms file $578M lawsuit against adultery website’s parent companies [International Business Times]

The head of the Armed Forces has hired his own private lawyers to help rebut criticism of him in Sir John Chilcot’s Iraq inquiry report [Mail Online]

Carole Middleton risks legal row with Bake Off over “Star Baker” phrase [The Telegraph]

Legal Cheek’s sexiest solicitors list makes the Sunday Telegraph, Mail Online and Evening Standard [Twitter]

Law books aren’t dull — they’re crammed with jaw-dropping tales [The Guardian]

When to quit law [Corporette]

Doughty Street barrister dazzles on the arm of George Clooney as they launch new tequila with Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber [Mail Online]

“I know someone who failed a few modules on the LPC and kept their TC. I believe he had some serious connections in the firm though.” [Legal Cheek Comments]