Monday, 29 March 2010
BARRISTERS SAY THEY CAN'T LIVE ON THEIR WAGES!
Barristers in England have told Jack Straw that they can't survive on their income from LEGAL AID cases which they say currently runs at £60 per hour, which they insist is less than a CAR MECHANIC, AYE RIGHT!
Samples of barristers defending recent Crown Court cases found that the daily fee for a nine-day theft case was £521.66 (ten years’ qualified); for a four-day robbery trial was £483.91 (three years’ qualified); for a sexual assault it was £568.74 (four years’ qualified) and for a case of actual bodily harm (six years’ qualified) £515.68.
Hmmm! TWO AND A HALF GRAND A WEEK! That's even more than they get in that other great institution, the House of Commons. And that's for the legal aid cases. They can't fool us you know. We've all watched RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY and he had so much money he could afford a bottle of Claret every night at Pomerey's wine bar and he had brilliant hours. So I think Jack Straw, Lawyer or not, should tell them to AWAY AND THROW SHITE AT THEMSELVES!