Paula Piccinini’s righteous anger at the ALP is fairly on the mark, but
still brings a wry smile. It is true that barristers are not allowed to
a paying brief. That certainly does not mean they all abide by this
rule. It is
common for a barrister’s clerk to enquire about the details of a case and
before determining that said barrister will be unavailable. And it is
knowledge that you wouldn’t ask some barristers to do some jobs – they
always be ‘unavailable’.
The more amusing insight was almost incidental. Barristers are prohibited
refusing a PAYING brief. Every man is innocent until proven bankrupt. The
in its majestic equality, forbids the rich and poor alike from stealing
Not, mind you, that I am asking my learned friends to work for free.
please don’t expect the rest of us to have much sympathy for the
dignity of a hired gun.