It is an essential principle that people are not denied representation by lawyers because lawyers (or anyone else) regard them as undesirable or morally reprehensible. The more vilified the person or section of the community, the more likely they are to need excellent representation.
Writing in The Law Society Gazette, Senior Partner John Gould reflects on the recent launch of a 'Declaration of Conscience for the Legal Professional'.
The declaration announced that a group of more than 140 lawyers pledged to withhold their services in respect of supporting new fossil fuel projects and, secondly, in respect of action against climate protesters exercising their democratic right of peaceful protest. The full article is available to read at The Law Society Gazette.