Bar char

Like the class system, the division between blue-blood barristers and scummy solicitors refuses to die – at least in the unfathomable world of barristers’ clerks.

The true status of the lowly solicitor was evident recently at Quadrant Chambers, which was playing host to an arbitration. A group of solicitors had rented a room and, after a couple of hours, not unreasonably asked a clerk for some tea. “Sorry mate,” came the response, “barristers come first.”

Honestly, solicitors: know your place.

The true status of the lowly solicitor was evident recently at Quadrant Chambers, which was playing host to an arbitration. A group of solicitors had rented a room and, after a couple of hours, not unreasonably asked a clerk for some tea. “Sorry mate,” came the response, “barristers come first.”

Honestly, solicitors: know your place.