Sir: I was interested to read your article "Blair in plea to lawyers" (5 October). Are all trades and professions now to be expected to work for free?
If I need an electrician or other tradesman, I have to pay his bill, if need be by borrowing money from the bank. If people need dental treatment not covered by the NHS, does the dentist provide a free service?
Newspapers and Yellow Pages are full of advertisements by solicitors offering free initial interviews, but you never see any from any other profession or trades.
James P. Horan
5 OctoberReuse content