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Biodiversity pays the price as the practice of pupillage goes to pot

Once upon a time there were hundreds of different ways of doing things, every one of them mapped out with initiation and graduation ceremonies, rules and regulations, proven competence and high professional standards. There were institutional guilds in the Middle Ages that still survive in the City of London today, and regimental hierarchies for the army that are still being torn to pieces after 50 years. In those days, the law was administered according to precedent and not, as it ...

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