Morning round-up: Wednesday 17 June

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By Thomas Connelly on

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


Solicitor under investigation after advising police officers to alter statements on stop-and-search death [The Independent]

Solicitors vent anger over legal aid chief’s £225k package [Law Society Gazette]

Lego blocks legal bid to remove trademark protection for its mini-figures [The Guardian]

The life of a criminal barrister [Twitter]

British toddler, 3, is made ward of court to protect her from being forced to have genital mutilation by her family [Mail Online]

Europe court rules Lego figures are ‘protected shape’ [BBC News]

Swearing on Whatsapp ‘will result in £40,000 fine and deportation, UAE rules’ [The Independent]

Law GIF [Facebook]

Commercial property paralegal at leading regional law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“If junior solicitors chose the smart option (in case that’s not obvious, I mean not be on call 24/7) they would lose their job/never get promoted.” [Legal Cheek Comments]