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Felix | Dangerous presumptions

Is Eddie Stobart really qualified to ensure the safety of our justice system? Barristers and solicitors wouldnt presume they could run a national haulage company, says Felix

15 May 2013

Although it is important always to remember that one should not believe everything one reads in the newspapers, there is a grim irony and morbid satisfaction from seeing in The Guardian a report by Owen Bowcott, 'Haulage firm bids for new legal aid contracts'. So now we really know what is trucking towards us head-on for sure; when it gets in the papers our fears really are justified. This time around, as both the Bar and solicitors fight for their very survival, there has been increasing media coverage, and the sense from the papers and others that this is a real story that is worth running. Now that there is serious reporting about the potential extinction of a justice system that is never perfect, but still probably the best that anyone can manage anywhere in the world, we know that our fears are real and the battle is drawn.

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