LawSoc it to 'em
This week saw the Law Society continue to do its best to liven up the world of law, with its latest press release delivering a verbal smackdown for the Bar Council.The representative body is stamping its feet with tears rolling down its metaphorical red face over the fact that barristers earn more for advocacy than their solicitor counterparts in family legal aid cases. In a formal press release sent out last week, the Law Society used language such as "indefensible discrimination between barristers and solicitor-advocates" as well as "shameless self-interest". They drive the point home by saying: "Barristers have lower overheads than solicitors because they are a referral profession," before adding, "yet barristers are still generally paid more in absolute terms. Their profit on those fees is much greater than the solicitor's profit."The Diary waits with baited breath for the Bar Council's withering comeback. Posh Spice and Jordan's slanging match has got nothing on this.
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