It has been a good week for:

Liberty director John Wadham, who received the legal brief of the week when he was called in to advise former MI5 official David Shayler.

Furniture designers Luke Hughes & Company, whose "unique" Trojan all-timber folding tables are being snapped up by law firms left, right and centreS according to a press release issued by Luke Hughes & Company. Beachcroft Stanleys, Simmons & Simmons, Richards Butler, Ashurst Morris Crisp, Charles Russell and Eversheds are among recent buyers of the table.

John Randall, the sparky former director of professional standards and development at the Law Society, who has just received an honorary degree from Nottingham Trent University for services to legal education.