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Time to hang up your boots?

From being yelled at by older solicitors to doing the yelling, Richard Barr reminisces on decades in the legal industry

13 February 2014

If it had been a reunion of surviving presidents of the USA, we might have had to fight off the media when we all gathered, but the get-together of 4 grey haired male solicitors is not yet a newsworthy event. Maybe, when solicitors are as rare as Bigfoot, the situation will be different.

Thus – anonymously – the four of us took our seats in our old office (which had since been turned into a restaurant) and ordered lunch. For the greater part of my working life and theirs, I was at a firm whose title hovered around the name of its founder – John Dawbarn who died in the 1950s when he fell out of a train – apparently in need of a pee. The firm was called variously Dawbarn & Barr, then Want to read on?

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