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What moaning minnies Crown Prosecution Service lawyers must be. The article, "Crown Prosecutors threaten action over discrimination" (The Lawyer, 1 February) states that lawyers passed over for interview for the new chief crown prosecutor jobs are threatening legal action. They feel discriminated against because internal performance markings were used in sifting through application forms.

What did they expect? It is, of course, eminently sensible to look at a lawyer's past performance when judging his or her suitability for a more senior post. It would be madness to do otherwise.

CPS lawyers have been protected from the real marketplace for too long. It's time they got real.

J Nicholls, Bristol