Lawyers can make money out of literally anything these days. Take, for example, Clifford Chance and DLA, which both recently trumpeted on about a big securitisation for Dignity Finance. This is all very well until you realise that Dignity Finance is, in fact, a funeral home operator. What could possibly be next? The leveraged buyout of a pet cemetery?
Mr Justice Lightman believes the legal profession is too much like a business and solicitors are encroaching on barrister’s turf. Jon Robins asks: is he out of touch? The legal profession has had to develop a fairly thick skin in order to resist all the criticisms fired at it of late over its charging habits. […]