It is highly unlikely that solicitors ‘should have been repelled’ by the derision poured on ‘experts’ during the referendum campaign. Every lawyer who has employed an expert knows the critical importance of the expert confining their evidence to matters of his own expert knowledge.

The biggest miscarriages of justice have occurred through experts pretending to be experts in fields of which they know little or nothing. Why should we be expected to put our trust in hedge fund managers, company bosses and so on hazarding opinions on diplomatic negotiations?

Henry Brookman, Brookman Solicitors, London WC1