INSTRUCT A LAWYER : A NEW IDEA!
Dick Chilblain reports!
10,000 firms have come up with the idea of people being able to ask them to advise on legal matters and agree a fee to do so!
Being “lawyers” these people will advise on the law; if it is a special matter that needs special help they will ask a specialist to help. The working title for these specialists is “barristers” but some firms prefer the term “counsel”.
These “lawyers” have decided to call themselves “solicitors”; they have volunteered to be trained for at least six years, spending about £50,000 on their training.
They will be insured for every penny, and even if the insurance does not cover them for any reason, they will set up and pay for a separate fund, so that no-one can ever lose out.
These “solicitors” and “barristers” will be regulated, at their own expense, and will make themselves subject to all sorts of special rules to protect the public. They plan to call their customers “clients” to mark this difference.
More details will be announced in due course.
Meanwhile a spokesperson for ABS’s Past commented:
“What a laugh! It will never catch on. Conshoomers want untrained fly by night businesses likely to go bust to deal with their most important personal and business matters. Discipline, training, regulation,insurance, compensation.What next – ethics, honesty, professionalism?
Namby-pamby nanny-state stuff. No-one will want it. They will be suggesting “courts” as a replacement for sending the boys round. Ridiculous.”