Law Society Gazette 12 November 2009

‘Compulsory’ pro bono

There is a ‘dire need’ for solicitors to undertake pro bono work, legal aid minister Lord Bach admitted this week. Speaking at the start of pro bono week, Bach suggested there should be a ‘professional expectation’ on lawyers to give free legal advice.  

10 November 1999

Bingham backs ‘secret soundings’

The lord chief justice, Lord Bingham, voiced strong support for the current system of judicial appointments – but admitted that additional reform of the process could not be ruled out. He said the use of the term ‘secret soundings’ had ‘blackened’ a system for which he was an ‘unashamed apologist’.  

8 November 1989

The European Community and the individual

Although described as an ‘economic’ community, the policy of the European Commission and the jurisprudence of the European court shows very clearly how EC law impinges on a wide area of social issues – including such matters as sex discrimination, the development of common rules relating to product liability and consumer protection, and many others.  

November 1939

Subscriptions of members

The council have resolved that the subscription of any member engaged whole time on war service be reduced to £1 1s in respect of London members and to 10s 6d in respect of country members. 

The Roll of Honour

Bowyer, Pilot Officer Richard, RAF, was killed on active service on 18th September 1939, aged 27. He was admitted in 1934, and practised at Blandford. 

November 1919

Employment of discharged officers

The council have received from the minister of labour an appeal to the profession to provide openings for ex-service men, who cannot now afford to pay premiums on being articled.