Gazette 25 November 2010
Calls for wholesale training reform
Pressure mounted for sweeping reform of the education and training of lawyers this week, as regulators announced a root-and-branch review of the current framework. Research seen by the Gazette revealed that there are currently three times more final-year law students who want to become solicitors than there are places available.
30 November 2000
Privacy case triumph
Solicitor-advocate David Price claimed last week to have secured the first win on the basis of infringement of privacy following the introduction of the Human Rights Act 1998. Price acted in an action against Associated Newspapers for malicious falsehood, breach of confidence and infringement of privacy.
21 November 1990
Mackay criticises Society’s decision
Two recent moves by the Law Society’s Council – the decision to allow solicitors to describe themselves as specialists and the decision not to compel solicitors to disclose their charges – have been roundly criticised by the lord chancellor. Lord Mackay also said the Society – and the bar – should overcome their distrust of, and resistance to, the introduction of multi-disciplinary practices.
26 November 1980
Final Examination results
After all the hoo-ha (or unjustified speculation) about the outcome of the first of the new Final Examinations, it is gratifying to observe that, without emergency meetings, special reviews of marks or anything of the kind, the exam has produced a 55% pass rate.
Magistrates as air-raid wardens
Mr R. Etherton asked the home secretary, in view of the varying practice in different parts of the country, to indicate whether justices who also act as special constables should sit when police prosecutions are being considered, and whether justices who are air-raid wardens should sit when lighting and similar offences are being considered.