With the SRA effectively refusing to answer the phones, sticking its collective fingers in its ears and singing "nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah I can't hear you", everytime a woefully unprotected trainee solicitor phones it to find out what happens in the event of his employer going to the wall, Burges Salmon seems to have decided that someone should sort out the farce and that, surprisingly that someone is them (along with anyone they threaten with a stout stick). In a stroke of genius they suggested maybe a few firms taking on one or two extra trainees would seriously ease the pain and against all expectations seem to have pulled it off.
Legal Week is reporting 30 firms have shown interest in the scheme here thus putting paid to the notion that generally lawyers cannot organise a piss up in a piss factory.
Now, all hilarious japes aside a great many people, people who pay through the nose to be licenced as a solicitor must be asking WHAT IS THE FCUKING POINT OF THE USELESS SRA?
Also kudos to the Law Society (in effect the solicitors' union) for remaining silent and hoping nobody would look at it and also think WHY THE FCUK DO WE NEED YOU AGAIN?.
To be continued…….. - ALWAYS BE NICE TO YOUR SECRETARY It’s only a few days later, after Gemma has cleared the final detritus from my overflowing out tray, that I notice the l...