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Lord Chancellor (Salary)

Part of Schedule 16 – in the House of Commons at 12:03 am on 10th April 1989.

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Photo of Sir Nicholas Fairbairn Sir Nicholas Fairbairn , Perth and Kinross 12:03 am, 10th April 1989

I am horrified that the law of England still has barristers who, without proper instructions, nevertheless appear for clients, which is in contradiction of their duty. I trust that my hon. Friend never has.

I am interested to know whether my hon. Friend receives complaints about the legal profession at his surgery, as I frequently do at mine, and how many he has had from people who feel that they have been let down by a member of the Bar and how many from people who think that they have been let down by solicitors, who will be all that they have if the reforms are passed.