Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 4 March

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Madonna brings legal action against Guy Ritchie under child abduction laws [The Telegraph]

Law firm boss killed himself by stepping in front of a train after rowing with his wife during city break and sending her a text saying he knew their relationship was over [Mail Online]

“This is a court of justice not a casino,” judge tells lawyers over £1.1m fees [The Guardian]

Oscar Pistorius denied leave to appeal for Steenkamp murder [BBC News]

Revealed: The buildings across Westminster governed by Sharia law – including Admiralty House, once home to members of the Royal Family and Sea Lords [Mail Online]

Northern Irish Attorney General allowed to take part in ‘gay cake’ appeal [Pink News]

Former Stobart Barristers boss is back with Kaim Todner acquisition [Legal Futures]

Family left homeless when their hoverboard exploded launch legal action over the device that nearly killed their three children after setting fire to their house [Mail Online]

Ok BBC, so what should we spend defending criminals? [The Secret Barrister]

Applications are being accepted from non-law students and graduates for Hogan Lovells’ training contracts [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Is anyone selling tickets to the Carbolic Smoke Ball? *grabs coat*” [Legal Cheek Comments]