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How lawyers reminded the UK of its humanity…

…before a social media altercation led to a collective sigh of despair

9 September 2015

The last seven days has seen, perhaps, the best and worst of what the legal profession has to offer. Two legal heroes have been stealing the headlines, while one villain, if not vanquished, will almost certainly be keeping a low profile for some time to come.

Sean Jones QC's billable hour appeal may have been a simple idea with modest aspirations, but it quickly snowballed into an avalanche of cash for the refugee crisis. In short, Jones created a donation monster that was enough to warm the heart of even the most cynical among us.

The number of lawyers willing to help some of the most desperate people on the planet has been astonishing. With over £160,000 donated to date, it was especially surprising to look through the ever growing list of donors and their messages, to see that those in the profession with the least to gi...

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