There's always a danger that as a profession the battle with Chris Grayling and the government over the TR omnishambles means we take our eye off what's happening elsewhere. A good example concerns our legal colleagues and their battle with the very same minister over criminal legal aid cuts.
I notice that the criminal bar are planning unprecedented direct action for January 6th, as reported here. I suspect they might be able to show us a thing or two about common purpose and solidarity:-
The bar has stood firm against further cuts, pointing out that no other profession has sustained cuts of the magnitude already imposed on us. We have been met only with the response that the Government needs to save money and that we will have to bear the brunt of it again.