Morning round-up: Monday 11 August

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

newspapers3News International lawyers face tribunal over alleged hacking coverup [The Guardian]

Baker & McKenzie becomes world’s biggest law firm [Financial Times]

QASA challenge could cost criminal barristers £215,000 [Legal Futures]

Firms report high trainee retention rates: survey [Law Society Gazette]

Before you tie the knot, George, here’s your brief: Author Kathy Lette, herself married to a human-rights lawyer, has a few pointers for Mr Clooney… [Mail Online]

Max Mosley: “Why I am taking legal action against Google” [Huffington Post]

Kirsty Brimelow QC: The international criminal court can investigate potential crimes in Gaza [The Guardian]

Benedict Cumberbatch married me! He’s the barrister who had Sherlock officiate his wedding. Now Rob Rinder’s about to become a star in his own courtroom show [Mail Online]

“Tilly’s world is in crisis: she’s been fired from her barristers’ chambers and found her husband in bed with perfect Petronella her arch enemy…” [The Express]

Condom law puts Los Angeles porn directors out of mood [Yahoo! News]

Heard in court [Facebook]

Top quality training? I thought we were talking about training in a big City firm? [Legal Cheek Comments]