And yes, you're buying everything when we meet.
I just think the magistrate on the blog is trolling when he mentions that the guy is doing a public service by accepting his income will be cut to a mere pittance of his barrister's income.
It was closer, but Gordon Brown has closed all the tax avoidance opportunities.
have traditionally been the highest-paid civil servants -- higher even than the PM at senior scales -- the rationale being that this is to put them beyond the temptations of bribery.
It's a good wheeze.
Of course, per capita, we'll spend a lot less on judges, with quite a lot more emphasis on arbitration and regulation for legal disputes, and most crime being tried in magistrates courts.
Heck, IIRC, it's a lot more than our national Congresscritters earn.--Has anybody seen my clue? I know I had it when I came in here.
Becoming a judge requires a pay cut, which is balanced with prestige, better work hours and maybe even a sense of civic duty.
But all the robes and wigs in the world won't entice a qualified lawyer to work for $100k.
--------It's political correctness gone mad!
Getting more attention than you since 1998.
You might find yourself unable to live without your newly acquired things and become quite poor as a result.