Yesterday afternoon I had a carpet-fitter lay a carpet in my bathroom. I can assure you the bathroom is nothing spectacular. He was at my house for about an hour and I paid him £50. He was extremely pleasant and efficient.

Working on the basis that our average recovery rate in crime was about £50, I calculate that after the proposed Ministry of Justice cuts in criminal legal aid our average recovery rate will be £41.25 per hour. Is it time for a career change?

Rob Barley, QualitySolicitors Norton Peskett, Lowestoft