Law does not exist to provide a livelihood for lawyers.
Many lawyers romanticize as to why they joined the legal profession.
Some quote an overwhelming wish to serve the community; others cite the money.
Some enter the legal profession because they could not think of anything else to do; others entered it because of the notions of justice of Sir Edward Marshall Hall and Horace Rumpole. Some were dazzled by the bright lights of LA Law and Murder One.
Whatever their reasons for joining the legal profession, those that stay in it are part of a privileged community that are there to protect the interests of the public. It is this privileged position which attracts many to be solicitors and barristers. And it is this privilege which the profession should fight to keep.