It has been a good week for:

City firm Theodore Goddard, which got the first bit of positive press in the tabloids for lawyers since the Pope was a goalkeeper. It forced high street retailer Next to pay #70,000 to a "struggling potter" who claimed the store had ripped off his vase design.

Solicitor John Davies, who has persuaded more than 20 passengers to sign up for an action against First Choice Holidays after their Airbus plane shot off the runway due to brake failure. The passengers claim they are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.