It has been a bad week for:

The hosiery industry. The Lord Chancellor, after speaking out at select committee meeting on the delicate issue of his breaches, has won approval from the House of Lords to dress down. Only time will tell if the "more modest attire" to which he aspires will take the form of slacks, or a comfortable pair of tracksuit pants. Either way, the future looks bleak for men in tights.

Staffordshire lawyer Charles Walker, who was suspended indefinitely after being found guilty of breaching solicitors' account rules. In his defence, his lawyer said that Walker was the son of a solicitor, but had always wanted to pursue a career in music. When this ambition had failed, Walker followed his father into the profession after a "crisis".