Obiter was a little disappointed that a photograph of last Thursday’s dinner, posted on LinkedIn, didn’t get many, or indeed any, ‘likes’. Maybe it would have been better to have taken note of legendary war photographer Robert Capa’s advice: ‘If your photos aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.’ Sausage and mash, get ready for your close up.

Obiter’s Law Society colleague Alice Mutasa, though, is already there with close proximity to her subjects. Alice’s sideline as a snapper has scooped her the third-place (bronze) in the Next Hundred Years photo exhibition ‘The Way We Are’.

Her photo ‘Female Presidents of the Law Society’ captures these formidable subjects at ease in each other’s company, the Society’s first six woman presidents – Carolyn Kirby, Fiona Woolf, Linda Lee, Lucy Scott Moncrieff, Christina Blacklaws and I. Stephanie Boyce. (The seventh, Lubna Shuja, took office after the photo was taken.)

First place, a snap of participants in the ‘Bridging the Bar’ mentoring project, was taken by another Obiter friend, Jo Delahunty KC, who as Gresham College law professor chronicled the first 100 years of women at the bar. In second place was Afshaan Hena’s photo ‘Judicial Oath on the Quran’.