From the Editor
Thank you to all who supported the first online edition of Hearsay.
As discussed in more detail in the article published elsewhere in this edition concerning the launch of Hearsay, the online version has been well received and I hope that members will continue to provide active support for it in the form of contributions for publication and posts on the Forum.
Frequent visits to the Forum during the currency of each online edition should ensure that the publication grows in worth during the month of its publication. As I have said previously, that is the real purpose of the Forum; to facilitate healthy debate among members for our mutual benefit.
So far as contributions for publication are concerned, in future editions of Hearsay a new approach will be taken. Although contributions from any member will always be welcomed, the responsibility for providing the bulk of the contributions for each edition shall be assigned to a featured set of chambers.
There will be a short note about the featured chambers, listing past and present members, areas of practice and other points of interest, and the current members of that group will contribute articles for publication in that edition of Hearsay.
It is hoped that, through this innovation, the future life and worth of the publication will be assured.
I am especially grateful to Michael Liddy for advancing the idea and agreeing to co-ordinate it as the featured chambers sub-editor.
1 May 2007