On the topic of satisfied clients, what is the nicest letter you have ever received? Neil McCormick of Somerset gets the ball rolling with a missive (from a well-known actress) saying: ‘Your letter was so clear I can’t believe it was written by a lawyer.’

‘I have attempted to live up to that ever since,’ McCormick tells Obiter.

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