Congratulations to Norwich Union on its prospective purchase of the RAC. As detailed throughout the national and trade press the two organisations represent a good fit in many different areas - except one.

There has never been any love lost between NU and the legal expenses market. So how, Backchat wonders, does director of technical claims Dominic Clayden feel about inheriting one of the UK's biggest legal expenses books?

He's been vocal in the past about the sector, so what now, a swift U-turn or a swift sale, perhaps. Our breath is bated.