The Law Society Gazette, 8 February 2007

700-plus businesses expected to seek claims management authorisation

The government is braced for a flood of applications from businesses seeking authorisation to be claims managers ahead of next week’s deadline to apply for compulsory authorisation. Current figures suggest that more than 700 businesses will apply, at the top end of the Department for Constitutional Affairs’ expectations.

12 February 1997

Coopers launches its own law firm

Coopers & Lybrand has become the third ‘big six’ accountancy practice to set up its own parallel and independent law firm with the recruitment of two partners from City solicitors Stephenson Hardwood. Around 30 legal staff currently employed by Coopers will join the firm, which will be a member of Coopers’ international legal network.

11 February 1987

Law Society opposed to remand change proposals

The Law Society is opposed to the government’s proposals that remand prisoners should have to wait up to 28 days between court hearings instead of the current eight days. The Society, in a memorandum published by the criminal law committee, casts doubt on the £3.5 million savings hoped for by the government in changing the system.

16 February 1977

Another bill of rights?

A report by a committee of the Society of Conservative Lawyers does not jump on the bill of rights bandwagon. For such a bill to be effective, it argues, the public must feel confident it would remain a permanent feature of the constitution. The prerequisites of that confidence are either that the bill should be non-contentious at a general election or that it should be bolstered by a written constitution.