The definitive blog post on the whole gross undermining of The Criminal Bar by d decimation of Fees.
Professionals who read 1000-3000 page Law Books plus raw Legislation plus massive A4 Arch Lever Files of Cases who take time which could be used for Rest and Relaxation who ultimately put their own financial and personal lives in peril for the sake of the Client who is non the wiser deserve MORE.
The Full Love in every Way Department IMHO!!!
As a very young barrister I did not own a car. So the first months of being on my feet in court involved a lot of travel by public transport. One day I was due to appear in Liverpool to conduct a mention. This coincided with a rail strike. A limited service was running which thankfully included a direct train from my local station to Liverpool. As I waited on the platform it was announced that this train had also been cancelled. So I did not think twice about jumping in a cab and spending £50 on the fare to Liverpool. Despite it being 20 years ago I still recall the cost of the fare because I only received £46.50 for doing the case. A loss of £3.50 before I had even stepped inside the courtroom.
So why am I telling you this? I am telling you this because on…
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