In his recent blog, ‘What Mid Staffs and RBS have in common’, Eduardo Reyes asks: ‘Could a greater emphasis on professional ethics have helped prevent failings?’ With the advent of alternative business structures in particular, being a professional now only means that others have a stick with which to beat us.

For our part, with ever more excessive regulation imposed upon us, how are we supposed to put client interest at the forefront?

Sandie Graff, Graff & Redfern, Richmond, Surrey