Gazette 11 June 2009

Solicitors face road traffic fees cut

Solicitors handling the hundreds of thousands of straightforward road traffic accident claims brought every year look set for a significant cut in the fees they receive, the Gazette can reveal. Talks to agree a new fixed-fee claims process for RTA claims worth less than £10,000 where liability is admitted concluded last week. 

9 June 1999

Direction for the Welsh 

A practice direction dealing with issues arising in the courts following Welsh devolution is to be issued by the Lord Chancellor’s Department. The direction will be released on 1 July to coincide with the National Assembly for Wales assuming its powers. 

7 June 1989

Judges reminded of fair procedure obligations

Landau & Landau, the City firm which withdrew from representing former Guinness boss Ernest Saunders, saying it couldn’t afford to continue on current legal aid rates, has complained to the Lord Chancellor about its treatment by the court following its withdrawal.  

June 1959

American Bar Association meeting

Arrangements are being made for the Law Society’s party to travel out by the Britannic, sailing from Liverpool on Friday, August 19, arriving at New York on the morning of August 27, and, if the demand is sufficient, by charter plane from London Airport. 

June 1939 

Military Training Act 1939

The Council have received numerous enquiries from articled clerks and their principals as to the position of articled clerks under this act. The act provides for the setting up of a register in which the names of persons between the ages of 20 and 21 years are to be registered. Any person registered will be liable to be called up for military training at any time within 12 months after registration.