Annual Fat Cat Lawyers Day

The annual “naming and shaming” of Legal Aid top earners begins here in the Gazette. (I now know why one of yesterdays delegates had his copy with him at yesterdays highly enjoyable training in Notts). One imagines political spin, perhaps of that highly peculiar New Labour/Daily Mail type, will follow. Governmental criticism may focus on the Bar however they have no legitimate grip with private practice given this is what the BVT proposals seek to create – fewer larger firms.
There is however one thing I do notice – three of the “Fat Cat” firms are not firms at all but Not For Profit organisations. Two, The IAS and the Refugee Legal Centre, roughly shared

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