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Law on the air

18 April 2011

There are probably a few dozen of us who do it up and down the country. From time to time we creep into darkened rooms, sit in front of something that looks like a lollipop – and speak. We are called variously Legal Eagles, Legal Beagles, Legal Seagulls – or just plain money grabbing lawyers.

We are the voices that boom out over local radio airwaves spreading what we hope is calm and clear advice to puzzled people as they try to make sense of the law.

It all started for me in 1984 (the year when George Orwell’s dire predictions of a grim totalitarian state were not coming true – at least I hope not).

“I hear,” said a programme presenter from the then fledgling BBC Radio Norfolk, “that you know a thing or two about the Consumer Credit Act.” He had rung me several times before I returned his call. I was frantically busy at my day job. Eventually he persuaded me to talk on air.

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