Raising the Bar

Like the class system, the division between blue-blood barristers and scummy solicitors refuses to die, at least in the unfathomable world of barristers clerks.

The true status of the lowly solicitor was evident recently at Quadrant Chambers, which was playing host to an arbitration. A group of solicitors had rented a room and after a couple of hours, not unreasonably asked a clerk for some tea. Sorry mate, came the response,barristerscomefirst. Honestly, you solicitors, know your place.