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Heading for the scrap heap

Get the legal profession back into capable hands before it's too late, urges Richard Barr

14 April 2015

Dateline: 1 April 2020, Little Snoring, Norfolk.

So, here we go again – another election. The parties to the uneasy coalition can now be free to slag each other off and to make it clear that they have disagreed entirely with what they have asserted previously was their own policy.

I will not rehearse everything that has happened since the last ballot, but I guess that there are a few SJ readers (for instance, those in the advowson or tithe redemption departments of big commercial firms, who are deprived both of light and access to the outside world) who will be unaware of what has been going on in the law, so it is to you, ladies and gentlemen that I address the following.

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