With publications closing left, right and centre, three cheers to the Legal Services Consumer Panel for filling a gap. Obiter has just received issue one of Consumer Brief, our beloved watchdog’s quarterly electronic update.

Panel chair Elisabeth Davies’s outings to the International Bar Association and General Medical Council conference may be a niche read, but Obiter lapped up every word. Especially where Elisabeth ‘delved into the heart’ of the paradox that ‘many consumers do trust their own lawyer’. No doubt there will be more amazing revelations in issue 2.