Groups representing lawyers on each side of the 23 June referendum debate clashed last week over the costs and benefits of EU membership. A report published by Lawyers In For Britain said benefits include ‘a safer and more secure society, easier and cheaper transport and travel, guaranteed access to the single market and more affordable energy’.

Rival Lawyers for Britain described the report as ‘long and tedious’, saying it is ‘misleading in its use of statistics, depressing in its view of our own democracy and political system, and misleading in the way it suggests that David Cameron’s renegotiation is legally binding’.