As a Society we are in great danger of losing a Legal System that is falsely caricatured as being inhabited by Fat Cat Lawyers.
This blog exists to provide an alternative voice,a Layman’s Voice, being as it does amongst the myriad of blogs out there to persuade you that that isn’t the case.
The Legal System, and it’s Movers and Shakers; the Legal Profession are in the Dock and facing the biggest shit storm of a ‘Trial’ for their lives. The very survival of the Legal Profession and the Legal System is at stake.
Trouble is Jo Public doesn’t realise it. He thinks of Lawyers and then thinks of Fat Cats. He is fed ‘informed’ by the Lavatorial Right Wing Media out to demonize different Groups labelled as being harmful to the Public Good. For example: Benefit Claimants, Asylum Seekers, Single Mothers, the Disabled, Blacks etc. Thus these lies are spread abroad and they must be challenged.
It is therefore my solemn duty and delight to try to do something about this state of affairs and speak out and as a result I have to train myself to ‘speak’.
I have to learn to have a Voice a LOUD VOICE a VOICE THAT CAN BE HEARD AND NOT DISPUTED, A VOICE RESOUNDING WITH EVIDENCE!
I hear somewhere that in Court that a Judge has to hear the Evidence, and that Evidence is called forth for both the Defence and the Prosecution. Currently all we have is vicious ‘Prosecution’with I sense? a growing voice for the Defence? I have been part of the #saveukjustice Campaign for a while, and have gradually seen parts of the Media come out as for or against.
I believe there is a growing mountain of Evidence,( ‘don’s wig and gown’ kindly donated by a Lawyer)that the Prosecution Evidence don’t stack up. It does not resonate, it does not fit, it is NOT in accordance with the FACTS.
It all began with a couple of Youtube Videos of Michael Mansfield QC and Shami Chakrabati speaking out about envisioned Legal Aid cuts, already cut under the LASPO Act which removed Welfare Law amongst other things from Legal Aid Provisions. In these Videos I saw what looked like very eminent Judges and Lawyers,making very convincing cases as to why it shouldn’t be cut. #SaveUKJustice, which I happened upon,proved the coalescing of it all and my eyes were opened to WHAT REALLY IS GOING ON WITH BOTH THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND THE PROFESSION.
OK , you know I will make a hash up of this Wig and Gown Business. Just ‘borrow’ it for the sake of making my Layman’s argument. Just ‘pretend’ to be in Court because in real life it that what to my mind it really IS. Here is hoping I might you to
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