Law firm Baker Small has quite rightly apologised for offensive tweets (‘Law firm sorry for gloating tweets on win over parents’).

As the parent of a disabled child, I can confirm that the episode shines a light on the reasons why parents of disabled children describe life as a constant battle. It is also what gives lawyers a bad name. I remember how, when the SEN tribunal was first introduced, it was expected to operate without lawyers. One has to ask: has involving lawyers really improved the quality of justice in this area?

Christopher Digby-Bell, London W1