Obiter is slightly worried lawyers receive enough abuse on a daily basis that someone felt the need to invent an International Be Kind to Lawyers Day (which, by the way, is today).

To mark the occasion the Law Society of Scotland is offering its members a 33% discount on all CPD registrations today and tomorrow as well as a 33% discount on all seminar and conference bookings today and tomorrow.

While members of the profession have taken to Twitter to suggest gift ideas, one IT lawyer, who tweeted that no gifts of wine had materialised today, said she would publicise the occasion ahead of the event next year ‘so people have time to prepare’.