Morning round-up: Wednesday 4 October

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Exclusive: PhD law student sues Queen’s University Belfast for ‘catalogue of failings’ including disability discrimination [Legal Cheek]

Slater & Gordon hopes to avoid further accident [Financial Times]

Police chiefs back calls for UK law to protect grooming victims [The Guardian]

Former Bolton law firm Asons found guilty of forging documents [Bolton News]

Lawyer, 26, accused of killing great-grandfather, 91, on a zebra crossing weeps in court as she describes kneeling beside him and saying ‘I’m sorry’ [Mail Online]

Ireland refers Facebook data transfer case to ECJ [Financial Times]

Oscar Pistorius’ family threatens legal action over Lifetime movie’s “gross distortion” and “blatant disregard” for Paralympian and his murdered girlfriend [Mirror]

Take Me Out star Paddy McGuinness avoids driving ban after celeb lawyer ‘Mr Loophole’ exposes police ‘paperwork blunders [The Sun]

15 things to expect when you do jury service [Metro]

Law student seriously injured during Las Vegas mass shooting [Above The Law]

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

“Part of the problem is that we are not, as a group, talking honestly about what people earn. Without that information, people think they will just ‘manage’ somehow. Being told ‘don’t do crime’ (or the equivalent) doesn’t have the same impact as saying (for example) in 5 years time you’ll be on 25K.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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