Latest Issue

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 help…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect