Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Wednesday 29 July

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


Even if we scrap the Human Rights Act, we’ll still be beholden to EU laws [The Telegraph]

Factchecking the criminal legal aid dispute [Full Fact]

Solicitors ‘in denial’ about threat from accountants [Law Society Gazette]

Yanis Varoufakis faces criminal prosecution over clandestine ‘Plan B’ currency plot [The Telegraph]

Donald Trump’s lawyer thinks ‘you can’t rape your spouse’. Seriously? [The Telegraph]

France and the UK are on the edge of Kafkaesque surveillance [The Guardian]

Technology and the art of the ‘can’t do’: Resistance to change in the legal sector [LexisNexis Future of Law Blog]

Divorced man, 63, sues Airbnb for cancelling his membership after complaint from woman visitor who gave him a ‘long massage’ [Mail Online]

Happy Birthday song is not copyrighted, claims new ‘smoking gun’ document [The Independent]

Judge who presided over childhood classmate has another courtroom reunion [The Mirror]

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

“Dear Mr S Sheep
It has recently come to my attention that you may be in contravention of sec 1(4)(b)(iii)( as amended (and re-amended (and re-re-amended))) of the seeking to have a bit of a laugh Act 1822.
Please desist or die.
By the way do not walk on or eat or smoke the grass.
Hugh Garse LJ” [Legal Cheek Comments]