James Caan, described as a private equity investor, is reported in your issue of 1 November as complaining that the solicitors’ profession is ‘reluctant to prioritise making money’.

If this is true, then the situation is much better than I had feared. Surely a reluctance to prioritise the making of money is a large part of what defines any professional person. Thank goodness it still exists within our own profession – even if people like Mr Caan cannot comprehend it.

Richard Oerton, Bridgwater, Somerset