Chancery Lane is right to want to engage with the government rather than man the barricades and scream defiance.
What most solicitors do not get is why the Society is so chummy with Grayling.
Chancery Lane’s leaders have made the best of a bad job on criminal legal aid, however unpalatable that may be.
There appears to be no mention or perhaps no awareness of the fact that it is legal aid firms who do the vast majority of pro bono in this country, unnoticed.
The courts are there to do a job, but unfortunately they seem hell-bent on driving those seeking justice away from the courts.
It should be compulsory for all magistrates to be ex-, or ideally, current offenders, so they can bring reality into the courtroom.