On 6 January there was actually a lawyers’ strike protesting against cuts in criminal legal aid.
For some reason I had missed this wonderful song by a practising barrister: The Ballad of Legal Aid. Watch and listen!
But the topic is a popular one in music, as shown by this clip promoting legal aid in Bangla Desh (the Bengali term is ‘legal aid’, and ‘hotline number’ can also be heard).
Thanks to Trevor