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Law Society commences court action over tender process – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society is taking the Legal Services Commission to court seeking a declaration that the family tender process and outcome are ‘unlawful’, and asking for a suspension of the new contracts.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th August 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Government rules out appealing defence costs cap judgment – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society has welcomed the government’s decision not to appeal against Chancery Lane’s recent court victory in defeating the previous administration’s plans to make acquitted defendants pay most of the costs of their own defence.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Law Society president warns of looming threat to profession’s independence – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Legal Services Board’s proximity to government could threaten the independence of the legal profession, Law Society president Robert Heslett warned last night.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th May 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Law Society seeks to block privilege for non-lawyers – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society has been granted permission to intervene in a Court of Appeal case that could see legal professional privilege (LPP) extended to non-lawyers.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th May 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Barristers could have right to sue solicitors for unpaid fees – Law Society’s Gazette

“Barristers would be able to sue solicitors for unpaid fees under proposals published by the Bar Council last week to put the relationship between the two professions on a more commercial footing.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th May 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Chancery Lane calls for ‘radical rethink’ of legal aid funding – Law Society’s Gazette

“A loan fund akin to the student loans scheme and a ‘polluter pays’ funding mechanism are among ideas advanced today for legal aid funding by the Law Society.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th March 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Solicitors alarmed by associate prosecutor proposals – Law Society’s Gazette

“Proposals that could enable ‘associate prosecutors’ with no legal qualifications to conduct magistrates’ court trials amount to ‘justice on the cheap’ and herald the ‘de-lawyering’ of the magistrates’ court, solicitors have warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th March 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk


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