Here are some interesting insights into the work solicitor do at the messy end of legal work. ( The Criminal Bar has it’s own exposure to messiness in it’s evidence gathering and due process at trial).
This is the sort of account that the public needs to red to see the people behind the desk instead of some amorphously
The pile of files sitting on my desk at the moment represent to me the cases I have to deal with in the next forty-eight hours. For the people whose name is on the front of those files they represent a critical point in their lives. How I deal with those files, what work I do and how I present their cases could make a real difference in the outcome for them.
My first senior partner was an old school lawyer in every sense of the word. He was from a fortunate background which meant he didn’t need to work, and probably hadn’t needed to work for the nearly forty years he had been qualified. He didn’t need to turn out at 2am on a Sunday morning but he still regularly did.
I once asked him why he still flogged away at the coal face and he told…
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