I support and agree with all that has been said about the pro-Brexit press reaction to the recent High Court ruling on the referendum. The Law Society has been right to condemn the coverage and to uphold the rule of law, but let us not forget the consequences of the decision and its likely effect on the economy and law firms.

An early general election is now very likely, creating further uncertainty and curtailing business activity. So there is a high price to be paid for our lofty principles.

Christopher Digby-Bell, London W1