President was out of line

I read with mounting concern the article by John Malpas in your edition of 30 January.

I deplore the publicity that the president of the Law Society appears to have sought in criticising some members of his staff.

I would have thought it was elementary common sense and the bounden duty of the president to deal with matters such as this away from the press.

I believe that Martin Mears is way out of order in what he has done. It is, I fear, yet another example of his lack of foresight and must be yet another blow to the hopes of all those who voted for him.

Jack Thornley

Jack Thornley & Partners Solicitors.

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