Prison barristers’ shell out present in the dock

The government says a 15% pay out rise for legal barristers would outcome in an normal raise of £7,000 a yr in their earnings, which usually means their current common earnings are £46,700 (Report, 27 June). That’s a lot less than half the ordinary earnings of a GP, for instance. The two teams are remarkably experienced experts enterprise a vital work for society and doing work lengthy hrs less than considerable stress.

But just take a much more direct comparison. Last year Linklaters, the City regulation company in which Dominic Raab capable as a solicitor, declared an regular profit share for each and every fairness companion of £1.77m. Are they seriously worth 38 instances far more than legal professionals prosecuting major crimes and defending people struggling with the prospect of a prolonged reduction of liberty?
Andrew Gore
Linton, Cambridgeshire

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