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Rat race for a lawyer's territory

No animals were harmed in the writing of this article, explains Richard Barr

3 March 2015

“Dear Sirs, we write to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 21 February,” I said
into my dictating machine.

Scratch scratch, rustle rustle.

“However, we take exception to the unhelpful tone of your letter.”

More scratching, a faint sound of gnawing.

“We have endeavoured to be proportionate in our response to your unreasonable proposals.”

Gnawing right above my head and growing louder.

“In our turn, we feel sure that
any judge WILL YOU SHUT UP!”

Startled scuttling in the ceiling space.

I have before described
the pl...

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