The Access to Justice Committee, and its air of mystery, grows ever curiouser. Under its previous composition of members and controversial convenor, the committee produced only one set of minutes, and this at the very end of its prematurely terminated life. Under the new convener, the committee apprently has met at least once (probably in September or October), but no minutes have yet been posted.

This despite the Society’s website promising (as it still does) that committee minutes will be posted as soon as possible. My own letters to the committee secretary, Mr Alexander, over the past four weeks have not had the courtesy of a reply. What on earth is going on with this committee?

Angus Logan, Macbeth Currie, Edinburgh