They are getting younger. Since May 2008 Morgan Rees at West Midlands firm Bell Lax has been proud to bear the title of the youngest solicitor-advocate (see  Gazette, 8 May, 8). He gained his higher rights aged 24 years and 297 days. However, his claim to fame has been snatched by Dean Thistle at Jarmans in Sittingbourne. Thistle qualified as a solicitor-advocate at the tender age of 24 years and 265 days. If there’s anyone out there who can do better than that, do get in touch.