“All professions are a conspiracy against the public” - George Bernard Shaw
Welcome to my website.
Lawyers have a reputation for being long-winded and obscure. They deserve it. So I will try to be brief.
Consumers are not morons, whatever the legal establishment thinks. The public knows that the legal system is designed by lawyers in the image of lawyers and for the benefit of lawyers. So this guide is my contribution to redressing the balance.
I am a working lawyer myself. So I hope if you like what I have written here (and more importantly the spirit in which it is written), you might show your support by coming to my firm next time you need any legal advice. I have lots of colleagues just waiting to help you. They are very supportive to my face but I am sure they secretly worry that I might be mad. So maybe your support can help me reassure them.
Radical I may be though, I have also been steeped in the legal world for 30+ years. So I might still be blind to the odd unsatisfactory bit. So if anybody spots one I would be delighted to be told.
I firmly believe that my colleagues and I are building a much better legal profession than the one we have today. It is an exciting time to be a lawyer, and I hope my website succeeds in getting across something of that sense of excitement.
John Wilson LLB (Hons) Dip. LGLP Solicitor of the Supreme Court Associate of the New York State Bar Association but proudest of all to be a lawyer