Quote of the week

"Their application to the court looks like a script for Who Wants to be a Millionaire."

– Elan Steiberg of the World Jewish Congress on the news that some lawyers were charging up to £437 an hour for work on the class-action suit brought by victims of the Holocaust against Swiss Banks. One lawyer reportedly asked to be paid £1,481 for 8.6 hours work reading Tom Bower's book Nazi Gold. Most lawyers working on the case are working pro bono.