Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Tuesday 31 May

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Top barrister arrested in raids accused of ‘fixing witness’ and perverting the course of justice [The Sun]

Jailed for false retraction, rape victim to challenge reduced compensation [The Guardian]

Edward Snowden: Former top US law official says NSA whistleblower performed ‘public service’ [The Independent]

Parents of Conservative activist who died consider legal action [Financial Times]

Fury as £100m in legal aid is wasted on cases that are never heard in courts [Express]

The Psychoactive Substances Act is a bad law and the Government doesn’t even know what it means [Barrister Blogger]

It’s official: the Criminal Justice System is broken, and no-one seems to care [Secret Barrister]

Sean Jones QC: Who needs European employment rights? [Medium]

Accused ‘could use smartphones to enter court pleas’ [The Scotsman]

Italian man allowed to pay child maintenance in pizza, court rules [Evening Standard]

US law graduate who used sugar daddies she met online to finance her entire $50,000-a-year education [Mail Online]

Training contract applications are currently being accepted at Pinsent Masons [Legal Cheek Hub]

“There once was a lawyer called Rex, who had very small organs of sex. When charged with exposure, he said, with composure, de minimis non curat lex.” [Legal Cheek comments]