Morning round-up: Tuesday 6 May

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By Legal Cheek on

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

NewspapersLand Registry privatisation plans revealed in leaked document [The Guardian]

Leigh Day solicitor who destroyed key document at centre of inquiry into the actions of the British Armed forces in Iraq is being investigated by the solicitors’ watchdog [The Telegraph]

Chris Grayling blocks inquiry into sexual assaults inside jails [The Independent]

Chris Huhne: Yes I was guilty, but I was prosecuted on the basis of Constance Briscoe’s deception [The Guardian]

QC expresses sympathy for Huhne [Twitter]

Tweeting Staffordshire Police did not take legal advice over controversial #drinkdrivers hashtag [The Sentinel]

Oscar Pistorius’s trial resumes as defence tries to rebuild credibility [The Guardian]

Amal Alamuddin faces a very different engagement in Libya trial [The Observer]

Yet another criminal Bar Downfall parody [YouTube]

“Happy World Press Freedom Day!”: What Egyptian judge tells journalist held on terror charges after he makes desperate plea from his cage [Mail Online]

Cardiff City, Fulham and Norwich City consider legal battle against relegation from the Premier League [The Telegraph]

Barbara Hewson: Clifford’s sentence has little to do with justice [Spiked]

“No informed person could possibly believe that the BPTC is a useful course” [Legal Cheek Comments]