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John Ward – The Saturday Essay : What Is To Be Done With The Lawyers? – 19 January 2013

John WardWe have brakes to stop progress in Britain. They’re called solicitors.

Of all the people who get in the way of things getting better in Britain – the civil servants, bankers, bean-counters, legislators and media gargoyles – none can top the lawyer for sheer destructive, bp-raising self-interest and pedantic idiocy. The problem is that they remain an immovable object in the way of progress: self-regulated by the dubious Law Society, allowed to encourage litigation using advertising, charging by the hour when they can, and an absolutely dominant influence in the legislature. Continue reading