Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Tuesday 15 July

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

newspapers3Retired judge Butler-Sloss steps down from child abuse inquiry [BBC News]

Government defends mass interception of online data at tribunal [The Guardian]

Top solicitor is jailed for stealing £75,000 from clients to prop up diamond business in Ghana [Mail Online]

Grieve out in re-shuffle [Twitter]

Ken Clarke also goes: “for first time there may be no QC as a cabinet member,” says David Allen Green [Twitter]

17 pictures of Ken Clarke not giving a damn [BuzzFeed]

Burnley solicitor faces £1million theft charge [Burnley Express]

Legal aid cuts: Your husband has a solicitor and a barrister — you have no-one [Mumsnet]

We are holding a myth-busting Twitter Q&A about training contract applications on Wednesday at 1pm [Legal Cheek]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Getting a Desmond in law is bad, pure and simple…can you expect to offer legal advice with low legal knowledge and ability?” [Legal Cheek Comments]