The morning’s top legal news stories and social media posts.
Nigel Evans says CPS should pick up £130,000 legal bill [BBC News]
So: Tory MPs happily vote to remove right of defendants to recover costs, and are then upset when Nigel Evans cannot recover his legal fees.
— Jack of Kent (@JackofKent) April 13, 2014
Pakistani court throws out murder charge against baby boy [The Guardian]
Linklaters expands female leadership scheme across global offices [The Lawyer]
TV comedian accused of grooming teenager who killed himself uses top libel lawyer to explain himself to boy’s family [Mail Online]
“I need a lawyer”: Teenage girl has Twitter meltdown after tweeting terror threat to American Airlines [The Mirror]
UK’s largest legal aid firm in recruitment push to fill “advice desert” [Law Society Gazette]
French playboy lawyer jailed for girlfriend’s murder after 37 years [The Telegraph]
Judge is baffled by Shrek pub jibe [The Sun]
“I am so tired of meeting counsel at McDonalds” [Legal Cheek Comments]