Morning round-up: Thursday 20 August

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By Alex Aldridge on

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


Leaked notes reveal Labour ignored legal advice over new membership [The Guardian]

Wheelchair-bound grandad, 88, who was jailed for having an antique gun is freed after his barrister admits bungling the case [Mail Online]

Oscar Pistorius early release put on hold [BBC News]

Judge apologises after she was unable to jail a pervert who sexually assaulted teenage girls at his petting zoo [Mail Online]

Fire survivor secures first class law degree [Belfast Telegraph]

Driver throws away parking fine — gets a second fine for littering [ITV News]

Woman gets “gag law” fine for Facebook photo of police car in disabled space in Spain [The Telegraph]

Israel suspends detention of Palestinian lawyer who suffered brain damage [The Guardian]

Who, What, Why: Is it legal to attack a seagull? [BBC News Magazine]

Ohio lawyer accused of hypnotising women gives up license [The Vindicator]

Anti-money laundering investigator opportunity with well-known national firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“Thankfully having reached the grand old age of 57 there’s more to my life than moaning about legal aid and just occasionally I like to enjoy myself by playing golf and dressing up for a bit of fun.” [Legal Cheek Comments]