When Lawyers Panic
From the Times 30/04/09 – Lawyer of the Week (Jo Pizzala)
What was your worst day as a lawyer?
In a particularly awful domestic violence case, I suspected that a husband whom I was acting against was parking outside my office (he had been in prison for firearms offences). I called the police and an innocent man who was merely looking for a parking space for the dentist next door was cuffed and thrown across the bonnet of his car by the armed rapid response team.
‘Easily done’, I guess. And ‘better safe than sorry’. Any other tired clichéd phrases I can throw at it? No, I think that will do for now.