Morning round-up: Thursday 9 July

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By Alex Aldridge on

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


Jailed barrister Constance Briscoe loses appeal over conviction [The Guardian]

Legal Aid boycott “causing chaos” [BBC News]

Michael Gove and the Lawyers’ Revolt [Jack of Kent blog]

Plymouth woman avoids inconvenient court case thanks to ongoing solicitor “strike” [The Herald]

Who cares about the Tube strike when you can walk? [Instagram]

Who cares about the #tubestrike when you can see the #CityofLondon like this

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Sterling strength puts dent in annual results for law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer [City A.M.]

Gary was a fraudster. Now he’s a barrister with a TV show [The Telegraph]

Groundbreaking new Tennessee law makes it legal for Good Samaritans to break into hot cars and rescue dogs trapped inside [Mail Online]

“Significant” new evidence supplied by UK as British backpackers murder trial begins [The Telegraph]

Real estate paralegal sought by leading US law firm with a view to offering a training contract [Legal Cheek Jobs]

BPTC resit problems? “He should join the Garrick, we’d sort him out wouldn’t we Socrates?” [Legal Cheek Comments]