I was pleased to read Daniel Sproull’s letter in last week’s Gazette. It has spurred me to put my head over the parapet as well. I am a 67-year-old sole practitioner with no employees. I completed part one of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s diversity survey thinking I would hear no further.

However, I received the standard response asking me to complete part two of the survey giving details of my ‘0 employees’. I assumed this was some mistake and emailed accordingly. To my great surprise I received a reply saying that I should consider myself as an employee of myself. I am afraid that my response, which included a dictionary definition of the word ‘diversity’, was not very polite. It seems to have done the trick as the SRA has stopped emailing me.

What on earth is happening to our profession?

Rodney Goodson, Norwich