As a chartered QS, I read Nick Brooke's article (29 August, page 28) as so much hot air and piffle – does the guy honestly have any idea what it takes to manage a small QS practice in the UK in 2003? I think not.
But keep charging the unreasonable fees, attend the jollies and no doubt Nick will enjoy the benefit of his five minutes of fame while the rest of us die of ennui.