Morning round-up: Monday 4 August

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By Legal Cheek on

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

newspapers3Legal aid cuts: In the new landscape, it’s the lawyers who could now suffer [The Independent]

To mark the centenary of the first world war, a look at the experiences of solicitors who served on all fronts [Law Society Gazette]

Lawyer turned sailor sues round the world legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston after paying to join race [The Telegraph]

Austrian student launches global class action against Facebook [Russia Today]

Britain’s last hangman [The Observer]

Rolf Harris challenges indecent assault conviction [BBC News]

Magic circle sets dominate commercial bar with solid revenue growth in 2013/14, UK200 data reveals [The Lawyer]

Spanish waiter’s legal bid to prove he is the son of King Juan Carlos will be considered by supreme court after monarch’s decision to abdicate means he had no legal protection [Mail Online]

Top barrister survives plane crash [Brisbane Times]

Denning Cola [Facebook]

Mother found lawyer son’s lifeless body beneath her Camden Town balcony [Ham & High]

“I’ve got tickets… they were bought a while ago”: Judge adjourns trial because he had seats booked for the Commonwealth Games [Mail Online]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“I’m not sure if you can even use the expression ‘witch hunt’ these days — do the ‘Wiccans’ not consider it discriminatory?” [Legal Cheek Comments]