Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Monday 8 June

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


New chief executive of Law Society says austerity is undermining access to UK judicial system [The Independent]

Foxtons could be hit with £42million legal bill after charging £616 for light fitting [Metro]

Blair son to wed divorce lawyer love [Mail Online]

Divorcee Michelle Young to be sued over financing of bitter legal battle [The Telegraph]

Saudi court upholds blogger’s 10 years and 1,000 lashes [BBC News]

Awkward for the MoJ [Twitter]

Oops indeed! Leonardo DiCaprio sues French magazine for claiming he is having a baby with Rihanna… and he doesn’t want the child [Mail Online]

Fifa crisis: Irish FA says 5 million euro payment was an “inducement” to stop legal action [The Telegraph]

Magna Carta: The troubled journey to an independent judiciary [The Independent]

Feared by prosecutors and judges alike, brilliant defender of Christine Keeler and Lady Chatterley… now 100, Hutchinson of the Bailey is the most brilliant barrister you’ve never heard of [Mail Online]

Clooney takes barrister wife Amal back to the tiny Kentucky town where he grew up to be a star [Mail Online]

The world’s lawyer: Why America, and not another country, is going after FIFA [The Economist]

“If the bar does disappear surely there will be provisions for good barristers to cross qualify without very much difficulty.” [Legal Cheek Comments]