A stroll down Gazette memory lane

Law Society Gazette 12 May 2011

Website to face legal action

The Law Society is set to launch legal proceedings against the owner of Solicitors from Hell, the website that blacklists law firms and solicitors. Chancery Lane will seek two injunctions: one on behalf of solicitors and firms named on the site, and a second on behalf of the wider profession.

11 May 2001

Solicitors face scrutiny in NHS litigation reform

Clinical negligence lawyers face closer scrutiny and benchmarking as the government seeks to clamp down on claims against the National Health Service. A damning National Audit Office report last week found that the total of claims settled rose to £386 million in 1999-2000.

8 May 1991

LCD denies small claims climbdown

The Lord Chancellor’s Department has denied reports that it has postponed plans to have personal injury cases of under £1,000 dealt with in the small claims court. The Law Society is vigorously opposed to any moves to have personal injury claims dealt with by the small claims procedure.

13 May 1981

Time-sharing – the new holiday pleasure investment

Time-sharing may be the realisation of a dream: the dream of owning a holiday home. It is ownership without large capital outlay, large recurring expenses and the ‘guilt factor’ of having to use the property. At least that is the ideal conveyed by the advertisements.

May 1971

Legal practice and the European Common Market

It has long been a source of surprise and admiration amongst our overseas colleagues that, contrary to the position in many other countries, foreign lawyers are free to practise in this country, subject only to the giving of a personal undertaking to the permanent under-secretary of state for home affairs.