You are here

On the side of angels

Truth Legal’s Andrew Gray talks to John van der Luit-Drummond about the ease of setting up his own ‘ethical’ law firm, ‘apartheid Britain’, and the challenges of management

12 September 2017

It was 11pm on 15 August 2005 when, having just finished his first day as a trainee solicitor, a bruised and bloodied Andrew Gray found himself running barefoot down a Manchester street. He was, unbeknownst to him at the time, fleeing from an off-duty police officer who had mistaken the young lawyer for an armed robber. While the officer had shouted, “You’re under arrest!”, he had not, according to Gray, produced any identification and the aspiring solicitor feared he was about to become the victim of a kidnapping.

A scuffle soon ensued, with Gray, an inexperienced brawler, losing his shoes, wallet, and phone in the melee. Managing to escape the clutches of his assailant he fled into the night to report the incident to the police, who had, as luck would have it, already apprehended the real robber. The case of mistaken identity was eventually cleared up, although the off-duty officer from the Br...

Want to read on?

This article is part of our subscription-based access. Please pick one of the options below to continue.

Already registered? Login to access premium content

SUBSCRIBE for one User

Unlimited access to the entire SJ website for a full year for one user.

  • 10 issues a year delivered to you
  • Digital edition of the magazine for one user – sent to your inbox or accessible through the website
  • Access to premium content on the website
  • Access to the fully searchable online archive of Solicitors Journal, Managing Partner and Private Client Adviser, which spans over 13 years
  • Weekly email newsletter with all the latest news, analysis and features
  • Comment on SJ content and contribute to the SJ community online
  • Advanced search feature
  • Online support
  • Access to SJ app compatible with Android and Apple devices – coming soon!
  • 6 special focuses per year
  • Special offers and discounts on Solicitors Journal and IICJ events

Subscribe

CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION

Your department or entire firm can subscribe to Solicitors Journal online, providing easy access for all who require it. Discount corporate subscription rates apply, based on number of users.

The Corporate IP Licence includes:

  • Digital copy of the magazine sent to individuals’ inboxes and accessible through the website. Solicitors Journal publishes 10 issues per year
  • Unlimited access to premium content on the website based on IP addresses
  • Unlimited access to the fully searchable online archive of Solicitors Journal, Managing Partner and Private Client Adviser, which spans over 13 years
  • Weekly email newsletter with all the latest news, analysis and features
  • Comment on SJ content and contribute to the SJ community online (username required)
  • Unlimited access to SJ app compatible with Android and Apple devices
  • 6 special focuses per year
  • Special offers and discounts on Solicitors Journal and IICJ events

The Corporate IP Licence is tailored to your firm, making it the most cost effective way for the firm to access Solicitors Journal, and enables the firm to remain compliant with copyright and our Terms and Conditions. This gives you the ability to print and circulate articles within the firm.

To enquire about a Corporate IP Licence for your firm, please contact our Subscriptions Manager on emily.beechey@solicitorsjournal.com.