An individual at a London law firm was injured following a knife attack, allegedly inspired by the home secretary’s anti-lawyer rhetoric.

Prime minister Boris Johnson also made derogatory comments about lawyers at the Conservative party conference last week.

According to news reports at the weekend, the knife incident happened in September and the unnamed firm has blamed comments by home secretary Priti Patel about lawyers for motivating the attack, which targeted an immigration solicitor.

The home secretary has recently taken to describing immigration lawyers as ‘activist’ and ‘lefty’ lawyers on more than one occasion and refused to back down.

The firm involved asked the Law Society ...

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