Morning round-up: Tuesday 12 May

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers4Barrister Lord Falconer of Thoroton announced as Shadow Lord Chancellor, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice [Labour Press]

Lawyer who helped draft Conservative plans for scrapping the Human Rights Act has urges politicians to publish the detailed proposals as early as possible [The Guardian]

Michael Gove’s attempt to repeal the Human Rights Act faces almost insurmountable odds [The Telegraph]

Seven toilets that we’d rather have as justice secretary than Michael Gove [UsvsTh3m]

Amal Clooney to be joined by husband George in Belfast during torture case [The Guardian]

What will George Galloway have to do to succeed in his legal action over election defeat? [Unlock the Law]

QPR open legal proceedings against Football League over legality of financial fair play rules as they could face up to a £58m fine following relegation [The Independent]

Law GIF [Facebook]

Litigation Paralegal at well respected central Sussex firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“Two ugly old people having an affair? Who cares?!” [Legal Cheek Comments]