Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 17 January

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Law firms: charging more, getting less [The Economist]

1 Pump Court criminal barrister: “I sometimes earn as little as £50 per day; I struggle to pay my rent and expenses each month, and I remain in debt” [The Independent]

Inquest: trainee solicitor died after injecting drugs [Comet24]

A depressing prediction about the future of the legal profession [Twitter]

Judge Constance Briscoe made a “hopeless and desperate attempt” to mislead jurors by deliberately giving an expert the wrong copy of a statement, a court has heard [BBC News]

Rise in partner numbers points to upturn [Law Society Gazette]

Berwin Leighton Paisner announces 89% retention [Lawyer2B]

The best ways to serve booze in the office [Bitter Lawyer]