Some days I think that lawyers make better journalists than journalists do. Perhaps journalists would make better lawyers than lawyers do…?
Cases in point:
- Justice: RIP?, regarding the ill informed illiberal illogical response to the way the defence was conducted in the Bellfield trial, by the awesome ex-lawyer-type @_millymoo
- Legal aid and the negligence of the press (well, ok legal journalist but still…)
- Lawyer-come-boffin Richard Moorhead offers A Few More Despairing Words. Thanks Richard. Warmed me cockles…
- Nearly Legal: For Whom The Bill Tolls
- @FelicityGerry:does not want to Vajazzle
These are mostly (not all) about legal aid reform, but only because this is pretty much all I have been reading about this week. There is a wider point.
It would be great if I can write a blog post next week saying how pleasantly surprised I was at the excellent coverage (any coverage) of the second reading of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill. Watch this space…
Postscript – See! It can be done: Guardian editorial on Legal Aid Reform (26/6/11). Duly chastened.