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Legal aid legacy?

On the tails of pro bono week comes Christmas. Yes, I know it gets earlier every year.

14 November 2014

Once again, it's the time of John Lewis adverts, precariously arranged shop window displays and turkeys - by which I mean this year's contestants on I'm A Celebrity.

During this curious period, where truckloads of a sugary drinks wind their way across our TV and computer screens and into our shopping trollies, law firms take the opportunity to indulge their clients (and staff) in some festive cheer. It's been another tough year for many and, while wearing my diamanté encrusted rose-tinted spectacles from 2013's secret Santa, I see good times ahead for the economy.

With this in mind, I got to thinking about how soon the message of pro bono week can get lost by the profession, politicians and the public. As I sat in a seminar about organisational management, presented by the Tate gallery, I saw parallels emerge between the ...

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