It is one of the most powerful three-letter words in the English language, with its implications for liberty, justice and order. But law at its most fundamental
I’m a fan of back-of-the-envelope calculations to get a grip on the dimensions of a problem. So here’s one that shows how badly legal professional rules inflate the cost of legal help for ordinary people.
Here are a few back-of-the-envelope calculations to try to convey just how unrealistic it is for lawyers to focus only on legal aid/public funding and pro bono as a solution to the access to justice crisis.