Robert Lukas from Edinburgh comments on the column by Kim Franklin (AJ 8.2.01).
Franklin's legal column forms an important part of the content of the AJ. The difficulties which architects face in day-to-day practice are often acute, and the commentary from the legal profession provides helpful advice. I suspect that Franklin's column is one of the few which almost all readers turn to when leafing through their copy of the AJ.
The articles from Franklin and Sue Lindsey provide an excellent summary of relevant issues, interspersed with a little lighthearted demystification of the barrister's profession. I trust that you will not consider replacing these with advertising, as proposed by Lukas, which does little other than to swell the coffers of the AJ.
Christopher Miers, Probyn Miers, London EC4