Morning round-up: Friday 29 May

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By Thomas Connelly on

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


Keir Starmer defends Human Rights Act in maiden Commons speech [The Guardian]

Legal highs become not so legal [BBC News]

Nick Cohen stands firm in his legal fight with Unite [Evening Standard]

Tesco to face star City QC Philip Marshall in legal battle with shareholders over accounting scandal [Evening Standard]

Inappropriate gavels court dress [Twitter]

Respected lawyer and coroner, 79, is jailed for five years and struck off after stealing £1million from a farmer’s estate to fund his holidays when he was made will executor [Mail Online]

Man who had home-made gun in his attic branded an ‘idiot’— by his own barrister [Gazette Live]

That is the problem with courts…too many criminals about [Charon QC]

Law GIF [Facebook]

Commercial Property Paralegal at well respected niche law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“The ‘non-hardness’ of Law is demonstrated by the existence of the GDL — if you can boil down the core knowledge and analytical skills needed for a 3 year degree course into a one year course it means that that knowledge and those skills are not arcane mysteries.” [Legal Cheek Comments]