It has been a bad week for…

David Keating, who must be feeling pretty rejected after being trounced in the Law Society elections, having already unsuccessfully stood for office twice before. Nevertheless, he has already announced his plan to stand again in next year's elections.

The charity, Cancer Research, whose collection box in a High Court robing room was swiped by an unscrupulous thief.

The Young Solicitors' Group, which had a torrid time last week when chairman-elect Katie Paxton resigned ahead of a no-confidence motion. The crisis was sparked off by incoming vice-chairman Mark Dillon's decision to withdraw as Paxton's running mate because he felt she might be a divisive leader. Fresh elections take place this week.