Morning round-up: Monday 31 March

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By Legal Cheek on

The morning’s top legal news stories and social media posts.

NewspapersLegal aid cuts leave family courts in chaos, experts say [The Observer]

Same-sex marriage now legal as first couples wed [BBC News]

Ryan Giggs as Head of Legal? [The Mirror]

More chambers criticise legal aid deal as BSB consults on returning instructions [Legal Futures]

Legal diversity groups reject John report on race [Law Society Gazette]

Police will probe death of lawyer killed by betting shop sign [Camden New Journal]

Criminal barristers argue about further strike action [Pupillage And How To Get It]

Is this the most farcical use of taxpayers’ money ever: Ethiopian gets legal aid from UK – to sue us for giving aid to… Ethiopia [Mail Online]

Disgraced barrister Peter Sefton faces new probe as another lover reports him to police over “campaign of abusive texts” [Belfast Telegraph]

BBC could face legal action over Jeremy Clarkson’s “racist remark” on Top Gear [The Independent]

“Bromley mags is particularly good for the masses of witty comments in the gents toilet cubicles on the ground floor” [Legal Cheek Comments]