Tuesday, 17 July 2012


He has written a superb piece in the latest 'New Law Journal'attacking the use of dumb terminology and in particular the attempt to call clients customers . The special fiduciary duty , the bond of trust and privilege , between solicitor and client is undermined by meddling with clear , established labels. One eminent member of the Court of Appeal is rightly driven to distraction by the inane but ubiquitous "inappropriate " which embraces anything from sexual misconduct to buying someone a book they didn't expect .
Today the Daily Mail has managed to refer to both plaintiffs and industrial tribunals ; see my rant of yesterday .