Fight Club

A call to arms from Jaime Hamilton. I echo every word. The indolence of a thankfully dwindling few at the Bar, is perfectly exemplified by the first comment
It’s time to unite and fight. If you can’t or won’t then best leave the field, however level or otherwise you perceive it to be.
This is a fight for the survival of the profession
You are NOT too busy, but if you are too busy to fight now, be thankful that next year you can look forward to a permanent rest. You won’t have a job!

A view from the North

In March 2013 George Osborne’s introduction to his Budget speech included these words: “This is a Budget for those who aspire to own their own home; who aspire to get their first job; or start their own business; a Budget for those who want to save for their retirement and provide for their children. It is a Budget for our Aspiration Nation.”

He went on to refer to the positive steps the Government would take in order to support and encourage small to medium sized businesses through their own procurement procedures: “To help small firms, we’ll increase by fivefold the value of government procurement budgets spent through the Small Business Research Initiative.”

Yesterday the Lord Chancellor announced Government policy that will put hundreds of small to medium businesses out of business by the way the Government have chosen to procure legal services. Yesterday he signed the warrant of execution for…

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