Morning round-up: Tuesday 25 August

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By Alex Aldridge on

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


Bride is arrested after her solicitor husband, 51, is found stabbed to death in their home just weeks after returning from their Vegas honeymoon [Mail Online]

Why I’m quitting as a magistrate [The Guardian]

Law firm Leigh Day says it receives several calls a week from interpreters desperate to flee Afghanistan and escape death threats for being “infidel spies” [The Telegraph]

Train death lawyer was tortured by guilt she was not a good mother: Millionaire suffered ‘personal problems’ and turned to drink after telling GP she had “ruined her life” [Mail Online]

What does a one nation justice policy mean in a global legal marketplace? [Huffington Post]

Bob Hepple dead: Legendary human rights lawyer dies aged 81 [The Mirror]

Home Office presses ahead with Afghan deportations as country unravels []

Brian May threatens legal action over badger culls [ITV News]

“My wife thinks I’m crazy”: Lawyer and former Apprentice star buys his own fire truck and battles Washington State wildfires with just four hours training [Mail Online]

Australian woman wrongfully jailed for a decade wins £1m in damages [The Telegraph]

“There is a wider point about well-stocked and spacious law libraries; they are effectively a public good, not just a private good for the lawyers involved, and their value is easy to understate.” [Legal Cheek Comments]