Morning round-up: Thursday 16 July

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By Alex Aldridge on

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


Michael Gove: Court hearings “could be held in town halls or hotel suites to cut costs” [The Independent]

Legal aid safety net does not work, rules UK high court [The Guardian]

Legal Services Act to be reviewed as Gove says regulators are in danger of “falling over each other’s feet” [Legal Business]

Pharrell wins back $1m in Blurred Lines plagiarism case [BBC News]

Go Set a Watchman should never have been hyped as a “landmark new novel” [The Spectator]

Legal porn? UK online filters may violate EU law [RT]

Lawyer denies bribery claim over £1bn Irish property sale [The Guardian]

Barrister’s novel, ‘Death by Dangerous’, is published [Your Local Guardian]

Private client paralegal at top Legal 500 firm based in Oxfordshire [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“A strong correlation between people going to Oxbridge and people going to the Bar is precisely what we should expect to see!” [Legal Cheek Comments]