I’m not minimising the concerns of lawyers in the UK about public funding cuts and access to justice; obviously these are important issues and they need to be fully argued and discussed. But can I ask you to click the link below to Jonathan Goldsmith’s article in the Law Society Gazette online, which reminds us that in some times (including now) and some places you can face physical injury and imprisonment just for doing your job. Perspective is always useful. His comment that oppression of lawyers in China has increased since the protests in the Arab world is particularly interesting. Please spare a thought for the lawyers named in this article and consider doing something concrete to help, such as supporting Amnesty.