Law Soc hits out at IT grumblers

Write to: The Editor, The Lawyer, 50 Poland Street, London W1V 4AX, fax 0171 578 7249, e-mail, DX44700 Soho Square.

Regarding your piece – Software suppliers in fury over Law Society IT guide (The Lawyer, 17 November) – the Law Society is entirely unconcerned that legal software suppliers not featured in the guide are upset.

If a software company did not meet the criteria set for this guide and were not prepared to work with the smallest firms – tough.

It is not the Law Society's job to mollycoddle the software industry. If the unsuccessful companies feel they are so good then they will survive with or without our support.

David McNeill, head of Law Society press office.