Quotes of the week

"He was, he said, left feeling like Alice at the Mad Hatter's Tea-Party. It was not difficult to see why."

– Ann Abraham, the Legal Services Ombudsman, on the experiences of one person who complained to the Bar Council about the conduct of a barrister.

"You can't be engaged for ever, especially when the fragility of the arrangement is exposed every time a nice lady passes by…"

– Jean-Michel Detry, partner at Belgium firm Coppens Van Ommeslaghe & Faures, on the firm's decision to leave European federation The Punder Group.