Essential practice

It is daily in the news
How can anyone miss it?
Everyone is discussing
What’s “essential practice”!

Wearing fancy headgear
Was once a matter of pride
Even if there was nothing
But lot of prejudice inside!

It is optional for milords
To wear a scowl or frown
For blackcoats to impress
What’s essential is a gown!

Knowledge is not essential
But contacts are required
(With those in high places
Not with the tired or retired!)

With disposal rates paralysed
Endless hearings are a crime
It should be “essential practice”
To apportion argument time!

Yet for guaranteed results
It is essential to brief a face
That is palatable to milords
(Not essential you have a case!)

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