Morning round-up: Thursday 11 June

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By Thomas Connelly on

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


The government is to press ahead with a cut in fees for solicitors in criminal legal aid cases, but has shelved similar plans for barristers [BBC News]

Miscarriages of justice will result from fresh cuts to legal aid budget, say solicitors [The Independent]

Judge rejects Alan Yentob bid for trawl of Mirror Group emails [The Guardian]

Game of Thrones shows why we need lawyers [Twitter]

What is the Psychoactive Substance Bill? Proposed ban on ‘legal highs’ could lead to imprisonment for sellers [The Mirror]

Tintin in the law courts: adventure of the previously unseen 73-year-old letter [The Guardian]

Top Scots lawyer facing trial over A9 crash death of his own family and tourist [Daily Record]

Lionel Messi’s latest appeal against tax trial rejected by Barcelona court [ESPN]

US judge jails pizza shop owner for being “self-centred jerk” during jury selection []

Law GIF [Facebook]

Intellectual property paralegal sought for leading international law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“In my view both the code of conduct and my honour as a barrister mean that I should never deliberately break the law.” [Legal Cheek Comments]