Just what is Michael Napier doing?
As senior partner at Irwin Mitchell he must surely see that the Law Society is fundamentally flawed, increasingly irrelevant and potentially a problem for the development of a 21st century legal business in London.
His decision to stand in the presidential elections – whether a last gasp attempt at reforming the old dinosaur or not – is sending the wrong signal to the society and to the Government.
As long as powerful figures such as Napier continue to play into the hands of those who feel they can compromise or reform themselves out of the current mess, the less likely it is that we will be able to create our own society.
He should join those saying "enough is enough", resign as vice-president and work for its abolition and the creation of a new and relevant framework fit to represent our profession and our interests.