Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Tuesday 12 August

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

newspapers3“We’re like health insurance”: Bob Odenkirk shows you’ll always need a lawyer in teaser for Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul [Mail Online]

Doughty Street barrister Amal Alamuddin is one of three legal experts who will investigate possible human rights and international law violations in Gaza [Time]

George Clooney’s British barrister fiancee turns down UN offer to help probe “war crimes” by Israel and Hamas in Gaza [Mail Online]

North Korea to publish human rights report promising “rosy future” [The Guardian]

Judge extends ban on Ohio executions [BBC News]

Clifford Chance keeps on 75% of qualifiers [The Lawyer]

Law change needed to save pubs, says Campaign for Real Ale [BBC News]

Prolific lawyer knocked over L-plater and tried to strangle him [The Daily Telegraph]

John Cooper QC reviews the last two executions in England 50 years ago [ulawtv on YouTube]

Legal legacy of 1914’s “boy soldiers” [Law Society Gazette]

Can you be a lawyer and a bikini model at the same time? [Above the Law]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“It does seem a bit rich to prosecute someone for not telling one part of the government that you have told another part of the government something.” [Legal Cheek Comments]