Law Society Gazette 18 March 2010

Tory pledge on RTA fees

A Conservative government would re-evaluate lawyers’ fees under the new road-traffic accident claims system, shadow justice minister Henry Bellingham told the Gazette this week. The launch of the new claims process, for claims between £1,000 and £10,000, has been delayed until 30 April.  

16 March 2000

Lawyers set to make an internet million

Two solicitors in Birmingham could be the first internet legal millionaires when they launch an online estate agency service in May. The site, which has not yet been publicly named, has been developed by partners at a specialist financial services law firm. It will offer online mortgages, conveyancing quotes and a property search facility alongside a free estate agency service. 

14 March 1990

Society to examine Harrods takeover

The Law Society is considering whether any action will be taken against the City firm which advised the Fayed brothers in the House of Fraser takeover and if the rules covering the solicitor’s role in takeovers need to be reformed. Both the Solicitors Complaints Bureau and the Society’s financial services working party are to examine the Department of Trade and Industry’s report on the takeover.   

March 1970

A National Legal Service

I must express my dismay at reading your piece on a National Legal Service. The debate on this subject calls for argument from the profession, not puerile soap-opera. Any member of the public reading your article would be confirmed in his view that lawyers are ‘only in it for the money’. 

March 1920

Termination of war with Germany

At the court at Buckingham Palace, the 9th day of February 1920. His Majesty, by and with the advice of his Privy Council, is pleased to order, and it is hereby ordered, that the tenth day of January shall be treated as the date of the termination of war between His Majesty and Germany.