Letter to the president

MARTIN Mears' election to the presidency has led to inefficiency, incompetence and discord at the expense of the burning issue of reform, according to his former presidential rival Eileen Pembridge.

In an open letter in this week's issue of The Lawyer she launches an impassioned attack on Mears and his deputy Robert Sayer.

She reveals she will not be standing for the presidency this year for “extraneous reasons”. She adds that opposing the pair at the next election is “the right thing to do”.

Pembridge says Mears has become “ever more pre-occupied with those he sees as enemies to the increasing exclusion of reason and effectiveness”.

She describes council meetings as a shambles with true debate a thing of the past.

See page 14 for full letter.