There may be a very good reason why solicitors are reluctant to give their names to reporters after representing their clients in the local magistrates’ court.

Reporters never write it down correctly and always get it wrong. I have never lived down a report in our local newspaper many years ago, which read: ‘Mr Clotts (sic) defending said…..’ They also want to know your age for some reason.

Henry Coates (48), Sutton Coldfield