Judges are being warned to cut to the chase. Sir Terence Etherton, Master of the Rolls, has urged brevity after a judgment of 20,000 words was published last week.

Andrew Langdon QC, Chairman of the Bar, is also backing a move that will end barristers being paid by the number of pages in defence submissions.

Is this the law catching up to modern times? In the digital era, information is short, snappy and quickly consumed before people move onto the next thing.

Or will this new approach reduce the significance of well-researched and respected legal arguments that deserve valued and appreciated airtime?