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Wrong to put blame on lawyers

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 12:18 AM


Let me state up front that I am not calling you an idiot, but I have seldom read anything more idiotic than your column of May 2, 2017 titled 'Justice is too blind'. I am not a lawyer and have no aspirations to be one, but any simpleton will realise that your lawyer who represents you cannot be your prosecutor as well.

People who excel in their profession deserve to be rewarded, so a good lawyer who spends years learning her craft, understanding and researching laws, cannot be paid the same as one who does not put in the work. The same holds true in all professions.

You put up a few hypothetical situations when there are millions of different situations, all in a bid to justify your infantile and ridiculous assumptions.

We have a serious crime situation. Attempting to lay it at the feet of our lawyers is not even the beginning of a solution or useful discussion. The best cricketers, doctors, athletes, teachers, craftsmen and singers make the most money. What is different for lawyers?