Quotes of the week

"I resigned from the partnership because of my promotion to the shadow cabinet – and if you for a second imply that it was because of this [hearing] I'll sue the pants off you."

– Tory shadow cabinet member Gary Streeter, on the eve of his Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal hearing, when asked by The Lawyer why he had stepped down from the partnership at Foot & Bowden.

"The most daunting thing I have ever done was to perform before the members of the Magic Circle to gain admittance."

– District Judge Martin Grundy, the country's longest serving district judge, on his retirement last week.