Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Tuesday 3 October

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Barrister who was once one of Britain’s highest-paid legal aid lawyers is found guilty of misconduct after he gave drug addict client £2,300 to help ‘turn her life around’ [Mail Online]

Woman with learning disability loses legal fight to keep children [The Guardian]

Lawyer ‘killed great-granddad, 91, after smashing into him while not watching the road as he walked across a zebra crossing’ [The Sun]

Carlisle man damaged his own solicitor’s car in “foolhardy” custody escape bid [Cumbria Crack]

Solicitor who failed to ask for references before recruiting fraudster is struck off [Legal Futures]

Judge to rule on Ryanair’s Channel 4 defamation case [Irish Times]

DWF expands in Australia with merger [Australasian Lawyer]

CBS fires lawyer over Facebook comments about Las Vegas mass shooting [Snopes]

Bristol student event: Infrastructure: the next growth area for lawyers — with Burges Salmon [Legal Cheek Hub]

“You forgot the ghosts — students who you meet once, then don’t attend lectures and seminars all year, returning as silent apparitions during exam season.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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