Morning round-up: Tuesday 11 August

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By Alex Aldridge on

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


Judge upholds anonymity of 14-year-old convicted of stabbing teacher [The Guardian]

The UK’s proposed 10-year max jail term for file sharing must be stopped [Arstechnica UK]

Legal aid strike sees murder defendants without lawyers at Sheffield Crown Court [Sheffield Telegraph]

Italian lawyer steals French tourist’s wallet [The Local]

When should lawyers keep secrets? [Forbes]

A Sydney couple who was sued for making unflattering comments about their neighbour’s dogs on Facebook have been ordered to pay his $15,000 legal bill [Mail Online]

“My grandad still tells me nearly every time I see him that he tells all the neighbours that there is a solicitor in the family.” [Humans of Law]

What is the European Convention On Human Rights and why does it matter? [Rights Info]

Paralegals with litigation/document review experience required for prestigious international law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“Yes I’m sure Sumption really broadened his mind by being at Eton and Oxford…” [Legal Cheek Comments]