The invite arrived in my inbox last week.
A summons ,wearing my Society of Asian Lawyers hat,to hear the Secretary of State pontificate on the thorny subject of Legal Aid.
This was the third meeting in a year with The Lord Chancellor.
The first was held at Parliament and this and the last one took place at Chancery Lane.
The last one was subject to modified Chatham House rules.
We were told,when invited,that the same rules applied.
However,upon arrival at Chancery Lane I was informed that the meeting was now an open one and we could state and attribute anything said in the room.
I also learnt that the meeting was taking place at the request of The Law Society.
The following groups were present,amongst others.CLSA,LCCSA,SAL,BSN,BFG,reps from across the country and Office holders of the Last Society.
The LCC contingent was present as we entered the Strand and Bell Rooms.
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