It’s an image we’re all familiar with from films and TV; the slick City law firm, the sharp suits, the shiny briefcases, the deals and counter-deals. It all looks very glamorous – and expensive.
In truth, the UK legal systems rely much more on the work of highly experienced, locally-based lawyers acting on behalf of clients who are simply trying to resolve problems and issues that affect them and their families. It may not be the stuff of Hollywood, but it’s what keeps our society as fair and balanced as we can make it.