Chris Grayling will never read my blog, just as he will never spend a day in court with one of us, despite his claims to have done so. He will never read about how his delusional proposals for the reform of legal aid are ripping the heart from the justice system, in both its criminal and civil guises. He simply doesn’t care.
But let me spell it out anyway, just in case…..
Last night, I was one of a number of practitioners who freely gave up our time for the fourth and final session of this season’s Lincoln’s Inn Pupillage Foundation Scheme. We were trying, in our meagre ways, to help people who haven’t managed to secure pupillage by offering them a combination of guidance, insight, encouragement, advice and realism in the hope that they might find success next spring.
I say “realism” not because some fell short…
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