Boots cannot honestly say she is going to miss outgoing president Ruth Reed.

Reed’s touchiness plumbed new depths when she instructed the RIBA’s lawyers after taking umbrage at a BD blog post.

While BD successful defended its corner, this came at some considerable cost – around £9,000.

Although the RIBA hasn’t revealed its own legal bill, it’s safe to assume it is of the same order.

RIBA members might care to find out – they, after all, footed the bill.

The post, by the way, can be read at