Law Society Gazette 18 May 2015

So, farewell then…

Only one reader correctly guessed who would be the post-election lord chancellor. Congratulations Dave, a non-solicitor of Witney, Oxfordshire, for predicting Michael Gove. (Prize currently distrained pending a stewards’ inquiry.) Other readers came up with, in rough order of popularity, Sadiq Khan, Shailesh Vara, Keir Starmer, Yvette Cooper and Harriet Harman. But one reader was nearly right with: ‘Grayling might be the only one left after everyone else has said no!’

13 May 2010

Nineteen new solicitor MPs enter the commons

Last week’s general election saw 19 solicitors newly elected as MPs – 14 for the Conservative party and five for Labour. Conservative wins included Helen Grant, senior partner at Croydon firm Grants, and Eversheds consultant Jonathan Evans. Solicitors who won seats for Labour included Catherine McKinnell of Newcastle firm Dickinson Dees and Chuka Umunna, employment lawyer at Rochman Landau. There are now more than 50 MPs who are qualified solicitors.

15 June 2000

Working overtime

The present good fortune of employment lawyers contradicts the ‘counter-cyclical’ theory that they are quiet in boom times and busy when things go to bust. In this period of economic growth they are busier than ever, reckons one City partner. ‘One thing that has been very evident in this boom is that redundancies and cut-backs haven’t really gone away.’

May 1940

The Law Society’s Cricket Club

All fixtures for 1940 have been cancelled.

December 1940

The Roll of Honour

Peters, George Charles, flying officer Royal Air Force, died in action. He is officially stated to have destroyed on his own account two Messerschmitt 110 fighters and also credited with the probable destruction of two Dornier 17 bombers.