Morning round-up: Thursday 17 July

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3Tories plan to limit the power of the European Court of Human Rights — against advice of sacked Grieve [BBC News]

Legal Aid Barrister of the Year: ‘it’s a very dangerous world to be gay in’ [The Guardian]

Better Call Saul: Everything we know about the Breaking Bad spin-off so far [The Independent]

Judge casts feuding couple in ‘Breaking Bad Parents’ [The Hamilton Spectator]

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange loses legal bid to have arrest warrant issued in Sweden for alleged sex offences cancelled [Mail Online]

Lindsay Sandiford loses legal funding bid but court urges review in death row case [The Telegraph]

Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham merge [The Lawyer]

More than 19,000 more parents appeared in civil courts with no lawyer in cases about children, in the year after legal aid cuts, it has emerged. [BBC News]

MPs grill Lloyds executive over ‘law firm’ debt letters [Law Society Gazette]

Deaf jurors serve in mock trial as part of ground-breaking research [Sydney Morning Herald]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Barristers can be extremely snotty and arrogant. The truth is that most of them are deadly jealous that it isn’t them being appointed AG, and it kills many of them.” [Legal Cheek Comments]