Morning round-up: Tuesday 28 July

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By Alex Aldridge on

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


The Criminal Bar Association will continue the action to support solicitors [Criminal Bar Association]

Barrister Constance Briscoe is spared £90,000 legal bill after lying in court because she’s too poor to pay — despite owning a French holiday home [Mail Online]

Judge: ‘Illegal immigrants who come to Britain on lorries have no option but crime’ [The Express]

Legal aid fat cat? [Twitter]

Pakistan urged to halt execution of severely disabled prisoner [The Guardian]

Creation of biggest global law firm tests east-west compatibility [Financial Times]

Norwegian court orders bank to cover man’s £23k lap-dance and drinks bill [The Telegraph]

No touchy feely at the Bar [BabyBarista]

Details of legal wrangling over Thomas the Tank Engine in Ant-Man [io9]

Fraud paralegal required at Manchester based firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“Well yes… probably overpaid then but ridiculously underpaid now.And isn’t it the now that we’re dealing with?” [Legal Cheek Comments]