5 June 2008

Concern over ‘heavy handed’ SRA

The president of the Liverpool Law Society is canvassing 366 member firms on the quality of routine compliance visits by the Solicitors Regulation Authority amid concerns they are ‘heavy handed’, the Gazette can reveal.

3 June 1998

Slaughters builds £10.5m office

Slaughter and May has negotiated a £10.5m relocation deal for specially designed offices in the City. It is believed to be the first time that a major law firm has moved to purpose-built premises designed for occupancy by lawyers. The new building, located at the corner of Chiswell Street and Bunhill Row, will be a mainly cellular complex allowing trainees, assistants and partners to work in single offices.

1 June 1988

57% of young LG lawyers are women

Some 57% of lawyers under 30 working in local government are women, according to a survey conducted by the Law Society’s Local Government Group. The survey, with responses from 80% of local authorities, found that of the 3,100 local government posts for lawyers, 2% are held by barristers and 9% by trainees. Recruitment problems were reflected in the 9% of posts vacant at the time of the survey.

June 1968

Prices and Incomes Bill

We hope that we will not be accused of entering into the arena of party politics if we say that, to us, legislation seems a strange and unsatisfactory way of deciding what a man shall earn or not earn by the sweat of his brow or the use of his brains.

June 1958

Sour Dodson and Charming Fogg

Can any of your readers please tell me why so many solicitors and their staffs often appear from their letters to be unhelpful, sour and generally unpleasant, yet when one meets them personally (for example, at completions) they turn out to be charming, courteous and jovial fellows?