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Should lawyers work more for free?

Cameron's most zealous reformer Michael Gove is turning his attention to the legal profession, but how will his big idea go down?

By Emran Mian  

Michael Gove is taking on the lawyers. © Lauren Hurley/PA Wire/Press Association Images

In his first major speech as Justice Secretary on Monday, among other things Michael Gove started a negotiation with the legal profession on their “social responsibility”. Specifically, he said that “those who have benefited financially from our legal culture need to invest in its roots . . . I believe that more could—and should—be done by the most successful in the legal profession to…

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