I enjoyed the Obiter item about the Shiner hearing. However, a little bit of unforgivable sexism wriggled its way into the article which I know you would want me to point out to readers in the spirit of diversity and equality. The SDT’s ‘handyman’ is in fact the SDT’s office services assistant, the magnificent Marta Bagusaite, the most fantastically practical handywoman from Lithuania or anywhere else on the planet. Marta is known as ‘The Enforcer’ in the office, so for the sake of the Gazette’s health I thought I should correct the error in a timely fashion.
No hard feelings!
Susan Humble, chief executive officer and clerk, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, London EC4