It's been a bad week for…

Mysteries. Lord Lucan – whose disappearance following the gruesome murder of his children's nanny ranks as one of the great murder mysteries of all time -has been officially pronounced dead by High Court, finally closing the case.

US district judge Gigi Sullivan of Pittsburgh, who is appearing in court charged with snorting cocaine and shooting up in her chambers before cases, and dismissing charges against her dealers in exchange for drugs. However Sullivan vehemently claims she is innocent and intends to seek re-election once the case is over.

Suits. It may be curtains for pinstripes when European legislation forbidding employers from dictating dress code in the office goes through. Dress codes are a violation of freedom of expression and the right to privacy and workers should be liberated from the shackles of their shoulder pads, according to barrister Henrietta Hill of Cloisters chambers, who argues that forcing employees to wear suits will lead to legal action under the Human Rights Act. Solicitors congregating at the annual Law Society bash at Disneyland, Paris at the weekend heard all about it.