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Law Society of England and Wales

Solicitors one step closer to higher courts

Reform proposal seeks to enlarge the pool of advocates

Friday, 30 November, 2007, 12:00am

Law Society complaints system criticised for favouring members

The Law Society has been accused of favouring lawyers in its handling of complaints against its members.

Andrew Enthoven claims that the society failed to explain the rules about complaints, leaving him vulnerable when he had to reveal confidential details of his case.

1 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Law Society picks forthright spokesman as president

Veteran Law Society Council member Peter Lo Chi-lik yesterday was elected president of the solicitors' body after incumbent Michael Lintern-Smith decided not to seek a second term.

31 May 2005 - 12:00am

Ultimate advice by law body

The public is wrong to think the Law Society's primary function is to dispense advice, says society president Anthony Chow Wing-kin.

'But there again, who can blame them, for the structure and modus operandi of our own governing body are so complex,' Mr Chow writes in the September issue of Hong Kong Lawyer.

9 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Low profile for new law chief

The newly elected Law Society president yesterday signalled he wanted the body to concentrate mostly on professional interests.

16 May 1997 - 12:00am

Numbers count in fixed-fee bid

The Law Society Council will support a petition to retain fixed fees for property work if it gains backing from more than 1,000 members, says president Christopher Chan Cheuk.

The petition was organised by a group, led by solicitor Winston Chu Ka-sun, which claims to have the support of nearly 2,000 solicitors.

20 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Threat to sue over law body's meeting

DISGRUNTLED solicitors yesterday said they might take legal action if the Law Society Council did not change the date or venue of the crucial extraordinary general meeting on the Court of Final Appeal draft bill.

They said the society's secretariat arranged the meeting at Queen Elizabeth Stadium on Sunday, January 15, aware that there were more convenient dates and venues.

7 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Expose greedy lawyers

THE arrest of five estate agents and a solicitor's clerk under suspicion of conspiring to cheat home-buyers does not, sadly, come as a total surprise. Today's inflated property prices place temptation in the way of everyone involved in the business. In a market driven by greed, the middlemen are as likely to see the opportunities for profiteering as developers and speculators.

9 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Bar Association not in position to be objective

THE recent objection by the Bar Association to the proposal to merge solicitors and barristers into one profession came as no surprise to me.

It was the lack of reasons to back this decision that really shocked me.

26 Oct 1993 - 12:00am