Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 15 January

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Top Tory barrister earning hundreds of thousands of pounds outside the Commons on legal work blames his staff after he has an expenses claim for a 49p pint of milk rejected for being against the rules [Mail Online]

For our oversupply of lawyers, blame the cult of the celebrity barrister [The Guardian]

Paris attacks fugitive contacted Brussels defence lawyer [Reuters]

Shami Chakrabarti: As I leave Liberty, the next frontier is an online world that respects human rights [The Guardian]

Emily Thornberry defends donations from controversial legal firm [Islington Gazette]

Three convicted over Hatton Garden heist [Financial Times]

Policeman to stand trial for contempt over “judge arrest threat” [BBC News]

Tories bypass MPs to sneak through law abolishing all student grants [The Mirror]

Widow sues Twitter for alleged aid to Islamic State [Yahoo News]

Law graduate jailed for drunken robbery attempt on Conwy bus [Daily Post]

Applications now being accepted for both Hogan Lovells’ first year open days and first year vacation scheme [Legal Cheek Hub]

“There are two possibilities. Either the ‘advice’ provided by these human leeches assists in getting a TC or it doesn’t. If it doesn’t, then the vulnerable are being fleeced for no benefit. If it does, then, if permitted, the rich will effectively be able to buy their way into Training Contracts.” [Legal Cheek Comments]