I recently spoke with a friend I had not had the chance of catching up with for a while. We studied law at University together, he had gone off to join the family business of being a policeman, I went on to be a solicitor.
Having heard about the recent barristers strike he called wondering what it was all about.
“What’s the problem, you lot get paid loads?”
After a long explanation from me he was less surprised about that so many of us were wondering what we were going to do and considering something else, than why we weren’t all already doing else. He could not understand that so many seemingly talented, clever and committed people didn’t apply their talents elsewhere and make more money.
Yesterday, as I drove thirty five miles from one of the “local courts” having dealt with a regular client who shouted at me, blamed…
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