Morning round-up: Thursday 12 June

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

NewspapersWhy Brits are better at law than banking [Financial Times]

Phone-hacking trial: Jury starts deliberations [BBC News]

Supreme Court reduces religious no-go area for courts [UK Human Rights Blog]

The starchy, conservative lawyer who freed every slave in Britain [The Spectator]

Cabbie strike won’t affect legal aid barristers [Twitter]

Solicitor takes own life day before £500k embezzlement trial [The Courier]

High Court “opens floodgates” to air passenger claims for delays [Travel Weekly]

Turning rape trials into kangaroo courts: Defendants in rape cases should not bear the burden of proof [Spiked]

Law in Action: Cross-Examination in the Pistorius Trial [BBC iPlayer]

Restaurant owners win libel damages over scathing review after 11 year legal battle [The Telegraph]

‘Pink’ cover band singer sued for $10 million (£6 million) for not being attractive enough [New York Observer]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“If she makes you want to vomit that says more about you than it does about her” [Legal Cheek Comments]