Knowing just how to set about finding a good legal eagle in times of trouble is something very very few of us every have to worry ourselves about.  There are hundreds of crime programmes on tv – most of the troublemakers get taken into custody and we see them being verbally grilled in the interview room.  We witness the highs and lows of their sarcastic responses to the CID questioning and then we see little else.  There are rarely sections showing the next stage on, where the custody team get hold of duty lawyers and the papers go off to CPS for decisions on prosecution etc.   These are the kinds of things that real law firms get involved with and why it’s so necessary to have the fully independent legal system we enjoy in our country.  Being able to rely on unbiased assistance, free from government interference is something we are rightly proud of.