Sunday, 14 August 2011

Real lawyers don’t jerk knees

This post, by Legal Bizzle, is worth a read.  Too often, a knee jerks, a straw man is attacked, and the debate advances not one jot.  In a clever allusion between contract negotiations and law & order debate, Bizzle warns us against such lazy thinking.

Off you go, have a read, let me know what you think.


  1. As far as I read the Code for Crown prosecutors, the rioters hit just about every agrivating factor and will get the book thrown at them.

  2. Legal Bizzle really thinks contract lawyers can solve the problem of rioters. What a load of complete tosh that post is (and I hardly ever say that). The real problem is that at all levels people are greedy and don't want to get involved; they are just happy to talk about society and its ills. Throwing money at the situation is not the solution.

    I can't help; I am too posh. Rofl! Teachers and parents just wash their hands, not surprising as they harbour resentments. I'll stop so as not to add more to the many fine words already written. Befriend a rioter. I wish the ladies in my street would, but they have no interest. Why take unnecessary risks?

  3. Legal Bizzle really thinks contract lawyers can solve the problem of rioters.

    No, I don't think he does. He's saying that we naturally have a tendency towards over-reacting, and uses the contract negotiations that he has been involved in as examples of this. He says that just as a good lawyer should be careful to keep things in perspective and not over-react, so should the rest of us.

  4. You don't think he is a tad patronising.

    The negotiating game has many aspects. He fails to appreciate its finer points. I am looking for the over reaction to the riots. I have not put metal bars on the windows yet.