Cambridge is not an ivory tower

YOUR opinion on Cambridge dons is ill-informed (The Lawyer 7 and 13 April). I am one of many qualified solicitors and barristers in the faculty who maintain very close connections with practice. We are regularly asked to give seminars to City firms on recent developments and to discuss practical problems. My own current research is in security in global financial markets, hardly an "academic" subject for City firms. You will have to look outside Cambridge for your ivory tower.

Dr Pippa Rogerson, fellow and director of Studies in Law, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge.