Frances Gibb of The Times has interviewed Joe Egan, the incoming Law Society President, who assumes the role this week. In a fascinating and wide-ranging interview, Mr Egan takes the reader on a tour through his eclectic career in which he wanted to be a journalist but worked as a bus driver and silver service waiter before going to law school aged 30. 

What lawyers will want to know about is his stance on the Solicitors Regulation Authority (he has some concerns over proposals such as allowing solicitors to join unregulated entities) and the single qualifying exam - it remains to be seen therefore, whether Egan will bring revolution or evolution to the highest office of the Law Society.