Originally Posted by apollack
People love to hate on lawyers, and yet, when they need help, who do they call? Seems strange indeed.
Barristers in the UK probably have a better reputation for probity than lawyers in the US.
They dont go in for ambulance chasing to any great extent, neither are we a very litiginous nation compared to the US
As to calling them when in trouble, if it is a legal problem what choice would you have? They have enjoyed a closed shop for 200 years in my country.Until very recently a U K solicitor could not represent a client in court ,that was the sole prerogative of a lawyer.
Anyway enough , it was only a light hearted joke , one I am sure Seamus did not mean personally. Better to laugh with, than be laughed at don't you think?