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The Independent Online

It is good news that the Law Society and the Bar Council are waking up to the need to ensure that the legal profession reflects society at large rather than those who have been to expensive private schools. It is also good news that the College of Law and the Sutton Trust have managed to persuade the top City law firms to support a programme of work placements for secondary school pupils. It is to be hoped that this kind of initiative - and a similar scheme announced by the Bar Council - will mean that lawyers are as diverse a bunch of people as possible.