Lawyers and the Professions

Posted on: August 13, 2013
Richard Susskind Yesterday’s chargeable information services, formerly packaged as advice, are today’s online marketing materials
Richard Susskind The future for lawyers could be prosperous or disastrous. The arguments and findings in this book can support either end game
Richard Susskind I believe that lawyers, in order to survive and prosper, must respond creatively and forcefully to the shifting demands of what is a rapidly evolving legal marketplace
Samuel Goldwyn A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on
G K Chesterton Everyone knows the story of the solicitors’ corps of volunteers who, when the Colonel on the battlefield criedCharge!all said simultaneouslySix-and-eightpence(Formerly the standard solicitors fee of the time)
J Pierpont Morgan I don’t want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do; I hire him to tell me how to do what I want to do
Hoffer In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists
Jilly Cooper Occasionally a lawyer sends you a legal document covered in kisses, and you really think you’re getting somewhere until he tells you he only wants you to sign your name in three places
Jilly Cooper On the whole, barristers are more interested in their briefs than a girls
Mark Twain Only one thing is impossible for God: to find any sense in any copyright law on the planet
Anon The best form of intellectual property protection – Rip off my ideas and I smasha your face
A P Herbert The Common Law of England has been laboriously built up about a mythical figure – the figure ofThe reasonable man
Robert Morley The definition of a consultant: Someone who borrows your watch, tells you the time and then charges you for the privilege
Tacitus The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws
Warren Bennis The soft stuff is a hellava lot harder than the hard stuff
Claire Trevor What a fuss there would be if people had to pay the minister as much to marry them as they have to pay a lawyer to get them a divorce
Robert Morley When I asked my accountant if anything could get me out of this mess I am in now he thought for a long time and said: Yes, death would help

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