Rules-based order on pavements too | Brief letters
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I was dismayed to read about babies being taken into care during remote video hearings (Report, 27 October). My husband was a childcare solicitor for 30 years. Being with a client when they heard their child was to be removed from them was a part of his job that he considered extremely important, to give human comfort as well as legal advice. If he had a grave, he would be turning in it. He was probably one of those “lefty lawyers” who spent his whole working life defending those who needed his skills, with little financial reward.
• Interesting to read about Cycling UK’s call for the Highway Code to put more emphasis on riding two abreast (UK cycling groups say rule on riding side-by-side is ‘causing confusion’, 26 October). Now if only Cycling UK would put more emphasis on the bit in the Highway Code that says it’s unlawful to ride on the pavement.