Morning round-up: Wednesday 7 May

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By Legal Cheek on

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

NewspapersLegal challenge over “ban” on books for prisoners [BBC News]

Pinsent Masons launches joint UK and Middle East training contract [The Lawyer]

Oscar Pistorius denies trying to intimidate Reeva Steenkamp’s friend [The Guardian]

Don’t choose law as career, say 4 in 10 lawyers [Law Society Gazette]

And the winner is… United Brands v Commission of the European Communities [Facebook]

Fracking trespass law changes opposed by 74% of British public, poll finds [The Guardian]

Liam Gallagher “lovechild” legal dispute: Oasis frontman appears in court in New York [The Independent]

Cases against two east European men had to be adjourned for a third time because of interpreter no-shows [Grimsby Telegraph]

China detains rights lawyer ahead of 25th anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown [Reuters]

Judge tells dad: Stop emailing in all capitals it looks like you’re shouting [The Independent]

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law banning all swearing in films, television broadcasts, theatres and the media [BBC News]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Your choice of LPC or BPTC course provider has zero impact on 1) whether you get a training contract or pupillage, or 2) where you get a TC or pupillage” [Legal Cheek Comments]