At page 21, Flood and Whyte write:
"Most types of work appeared suitable for Public Access. One particular area mentioned to us was the ability of counsel to give “red light/green light” opinions on cases. This could be done far quicker and for less cost than by a solicitor. An example of the speed of reaction by barristers is given by Jane Lambert in her blog “IPYorkshire”. In a trademark matter the barrister was able to examine the papers and form an opinion within a few hours and refer the client to appropriate patent and trademark agents (she believed it necessary that the response the client needed to make should come under the letterhead of a professional rather than under his own hand)."
I think that must have been a reference to my post of 12 Sep "No Names, No Pack Drill but here is a Success Story that shows how the Panel works" The client wrote quite a nice little commendation for us a few days later in "Trade Marks: A Very Satisfied Client"
This blog was also commended on the next page (as were our chambers) for making public access services known to the public:
"And some barristers have developed their own websites and blogs as a way of informing potential clients of their services. For example, IPYorkshire directs itself at the IP industry in the north-east, as does NIPC Law."