It was good to see the level of media coverage of yesterdays day-of-action/strike received – this included both main BBC evening news bulletins and, up here, Look North. They interviewed one young Barrister who explained his pre-tax, pre-VAT and pre-expenses £50 fee, for an all day bail application.

By comparison the coverage in the Mail is entirely what you would expect – “Fat Cat Lawyer has Expensive Handbag”

Legal Aid lawyers will, of course, shortly have to forego any form of luxury – and quite right too.

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