Morning round-up: Tuesday 19 August

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By Legal Cheek on

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

newspapers3Sir Cliff Richard hires high-profile solicitor Ian Burton [Sky News]

Health and safety lawyer calls for limit on the number of holidaymakers in the sea at any one time at popular Cornwall beach “before something bad happens” [Mail Online]

Premier League lawyers will not sue fans over “pirated” Vine videos [The Lawyer]

“Just when you think it’s safe to take a business call”: Brooklyn lawyer wearing high heels and dress chases down and catches teenage mugger who stole her iPhone [Mail Online]

Who said judges were behind the times? [Twitter]

Should anti-tattoo discrimination be illegal? [BBC News Magazine]

A judge has spoken out after having to adjourn a £10,000-a-day trial when he heard that one of the defendants had not had his legal aid confirmed [Shropshire Star]

A £15m magistrates’ court built six years ago is running at under a quarter capacity, solicitors claim [BBC News]

Artist in court over images of children in installation [The Guardian]

Barrister siphoned more than $1.23 million from an elderly man’s bank accounts and used some of the cash to buy cars for women [The Age]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“To think the Aussies and Cannuks saved us for this! For the right to have wigs and medieval titles. Lord Vader would be ashamed.” [Legal Cheek Comments]