Obiter is a little disappointed by the legal sector’s failure to ride shotgun on the birth of royal baby George.

Gemma Murphy, solicitor at Lester Aldridge, made a valiant attempt by putting out a statement pointing out that the royal couple could take advantage of new paternity regulations giving eligible fathers the right to take between two and 26 weeks ‘additional paternity leave’ within the first year of their son’s life.

But a better example of the genre was a press release from Kirwans averring that: ‘Lawyers are bracing themselves for enquiries following the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son.’ Apparently the firm expects the royal birth to lead to an influx of new parents seeking wills and guardianship orders.

Have we missed anyone?