What’s not to like about the new Gazette? In last week’s issue, we have a telling editorial from editor Paul Rogerson and contributions referencing so many in our profession who, largely unrecognised and unsung, fight for the disadvantaged who, but for our services, would have their inalienable legal entitlements summarily denied to them.

In particular, it was good to see the letter from Ravi Singh-Chumber for Birmingham and District where I do so agree with its sentiments. There was also Jonathan Rayner’s entertaining interview with the evergreen James Morton, and my good friend Criminal Law Committee co-chair Ian Kelcey telling it as it is on behalf of solicitors and defence work.

No adverse reflection is intended upon other areas of legal practice, but those mainstream concerns were given the prominence they merit.

Malcolm Fowler, Birmingham