Somewhat late a comment on the article Meet the rich some weeks ago in The Guardian, which John Malpas posted about in early August, and in particular on the description of the group of lawyers and bankers interviewed,
technically able but less intelligent, less intellectually inquisitive, less knowledgeable and, despite their good schools, less broadly educated than high-flyers in other professions.
Whether or not this is true (and my experience is that this is not the case), what we should be worried about is the perception that people have about the law and lawyers. This is an age old problem, but one we cannot just shrug off.
On a slightly different tack, but worth the read, see Matthew Taylor’s Greed is good, but only in its place, in his eponymous RSA blog.