When you write briefings like this, you do your best to tie the latest legal news to the wider news themes of the week. The two are, after all, deeply interconnected.

However, though the legal industry is hardly squeaky clean when it comes to dishonesty and abuse of power, in a week that’s seen Boris Johnson’s (alleged) lies finally catch up with him and Prince Andrew stripped of his royal patronages as a sexual assault claim against him goes ahead in New York, linking the two would be laying it on a bit thick.