” It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single professional in possession of a good practice must be in want of a better one.
There are perhaps five hundred of you in this hall, most of you members of the Bar of England and Wales. You strike me as of widely differing seniority and I imagine your areas of practice differ too. Not to mention your incomes. Not to mention your level of interest in this keynote speech. Thank goodness for the enduring politeness of today’s legal audience. Or so I very much hope…”