Posted in Legal News
Never being ones to shirk away from the good and the bad in the legal world, we at Pindoria Solicitors have decided to talk about the darker characters who do their utmost to ruin the good name of our profession.
A raft of recent stories in the legal press about dishonest lawyers means that on behalf of the majority, who always set out to do the best job we can, we at Pindoria want to say our bit.
In the past week or two, there have been stories about a solicitor in the north jailed for money laundering by helping drug dealers, another who embezzled many thousands, and one character who quite inexplicably physically assaulted someone, whilst in the line of their work!
Such tales are little more than titillation on their own, but together they can paint a dark picture of a profession all of us at Pindoria Solicitors and elsewhere have worked hard to protect.
The legal profession, by and large, is one of the most trusted and respected of all, but in an era of 24-7 news of all kinds it can make us all less trusting of people.
This is one of the downsides of the age we live in, so we need to keep on counteracting negativity that can be the staple diet of large parts of the media.
Putting it into perspective, in 2016, the most up to date year for which we have records, there were 76 solicitors struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. With over 140,000 practicing solicitors in the country it shows just how tiny this figure is in context.
We at Pindoria Solicitors, and indeed all good law firms, like to go to sleep at night knowing we’ve done the best we can for the people we work with, be it a couple making their wills, someone in the process of moving home, or all the other legal services we offer.
We know, whatever you do for a living, in all likelihood, you feel the same. So, please remember this.
After all, it’s vital that we all keep our trust in the legal profession, but more importantly we have trust in the whole of mankind.