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  • Writer's pictureRobert Spicer

The key to understanding the Englsih legal system is the central importance of money

The key to understanding the English legal system is the central role of money. I have lost count of the number of my clients who have not been able to start or continue their cases because of lack of money. My conclusion can only be that where legal rights cannot in reality be exercised because of poverty, then those rights have no existence. Their existence, for the poor, is abstract and theoretical. Outside plush solicitors’ offices, barristers’ chambers, legal textbooks and university lecture rooms, legal rights have little relevance for poor people.

Almost every aspect of English law has to do with money or claims for money.

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