In writing about great sporting solicitors, James Morton might remember Duncan Madsen.

He was the Scotland hooker from 1974 to 1978 and also a regular for Gosforth RFC when they won the John Player cup two seasons running. Duncan was known for appearing in Whitley Bay Magistrates’ Court looking battered and bruised after playing an international match on the Saturday. Duncan retired from practice early and became sports reporter for the local newspaper.

Maurice Large, Newcastle upon Tyne