I am sure I am not the only one to have noticed the irony arising from the articles on pages 1 and 4 of the 2 August edition of the Gazette. On page 1 we read of the abject failure of a £10m Court IT upgrade, which presumably was designed to make the whole service more efficient. Then on page 4 we hear that the Office of the Public Guardian is about to introduce a new IT system which will ‘make the whole service more efficient’. Hmmm.

Bill Willcocks, partner, Kirby Sheppard, Bristol