Morning round-up: Friday 25 April

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By Legal Cheek on

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

NewspapersProsecutors’ work in London magistrates courts is poor — watchdog [The Guardian]

Capital punishment: The slow death of the death penalty [The Economist]

David Moyes “unable to claim unfair dismissal” after Manchester United sacking, says legal expert [The Mirror]

These guys made up a fake case to get on ‘Judge Judy’ [Vice]

The spread of emoticons [Twitter]

Quentin Tarantino: Judge dismisses Gawker legal case [BBC News]

Asda law is here [Law Society Gazette]

Unrecognised pioneers will “reshape the legal industry”, finds Law 2023 study [Legal Futures]

Businessman pleads guilty to common assault after walking through busy town centre squirting women with water pistol filled with own urine [Mail Online]

Lawyer admits running over retired lecturer [The Scotsman]

Suspended jail term for shamed Northumberland solicitor [The Journal]

Lawyer with six figures of debt forced to work as professional babysitter [Above the Law]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“He’s not a crybaby. He’s just reaching the same conclusion as I am, but 30 years earlier” [Legal Cheek Comments]