Morning round-up: Friday 5 June

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By Thomas Connelly on

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


Advocacy group Cage takes legal action against Charity Commission [The Guardian]

Repealing the Human Rights Act may prompt a constitutional crisis [The Economist]

Joshua Rozenberg: Three cases many decide if the UK will leave the human rights convention? [The Guardian]

MoJ hit with further £249m of cuts [Law Society Gazette]

Who, What, Why: Can the KitKat shape be a trademark? [BBC News Magazine]

Russian former beauty queen wins £3.3million share of lawyer ex-husband’s £6million fortune – but judge tells them both they’ll have to cut back on their £800,000-a-year spending [Mail Online]

Dodging tube fare can result in criminal record [The Telegraph]

Teenager ordered by judge walks 30 miles for not paying a taxi driver [BuzzFeed]

Law GIF [Facebook]

Family law paralegal at highly regarded legal 500 firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“I think this is a brilliant story, and it shows how the real key to success is business. Business is still, thankfully, largely meritocratic and we must remember that its force pervades law.” [Legal Cheek Comments]