Re: Chancel repair liability (31 March and 5 May), is it not a source of shame for all of us involved in making, maintaining and/or operating our legal system that this simple situation has already generated several pages of erudition in the Gazette?

Can Westminster, Whitehall, Chancery Lane and Land Registry not create a simple and fair regime which can be clearly expressed in 200 words? Do they not wish to do so? Do we not wish them to do so?

Thurstan Hoskin, Thurstan Hoskin Solicitors, Redruth