It has been a good week for…

The Goldsmith Goal Setters, who conquered 12 other teams to win the Bar Sports Law Group five-a-side Charity Football Tournament. With an enviable 16 goals scored, but only three conceded – the case for the defence prevailing, presumably – and under the able management of Edith "senior clerk" Robertson, the team from Goldsmith chambers were cock-a-hoop. "In the best traditions of the Bar, we were well briefed, thoroughly prepared and lucky," said barrister Clive Rawlings.

The Lord Chancellor Lord Irvine, who won unanimous rave reviews in the national press for his Access to Justice White Paper with the Independent's "Justice at last for Middle England" summing up the mainstream media's mood.