Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 13 August

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


Italian cheese-makers plan to take legal action against “vile” American adult website PornHub after they featured Parmigiano Reggiano in a new advert for the site [Mail Online]

Jolyon Maugham QC on Jeremy Corbyn’s tax gap [Waiting for Tax]

Oscar Pistorius is about to be released from prison — 10 months into his five-year sentence [The Independent]

Legal risk to male doctors is higher: Female peers are two-and-a-half times less likely to face being struck off or sued for negligence [Mail Online]

Julian Assange “unhappy” he won’t be able to “prove his innocence” after prosecution deadline elapses [The Telegraph]

What was the highlight of your career so far? [Humans of Law]

What's the highlight of your career so far?"I think it's taking on a case which at least one other person had turned…

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Law firm “makes no apology” following Daily Mail attack [Law Society Gazette]

Barbara Calvert obituary: Distinguished barrister, judge and first female head of chambers who, after her retirement, became chair of the Grandparents’ Association [The Guardian]

Judge’s EU concern after 13-month delay in sentencing Rotherham child abuse brothers [The Star]

The first legal cannabis oil is going on sale in the UK [Cosmopolitan]

Lottery winner spends $9m on bailing out fiancee accused of heroin trafficking [The Independent]

How to start a legal blog [YouTube]

Top tier Manchester based firm seeks pre-litigation paralegals [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“It is simply shocking how many third rate academics peddle this inverted snobbery nonsense and discourage the able from achieving their full potential.” [Legal Cheek Comments]