Law Society Gazette 23 June 2014

Troubled CLS merged with funeral and insurance

Co-operative Legal Services will join the group’s funeral and insurance businesses in a new ‘consumer services division’ following a major shake-up at the loss-making alternative business structure. CLS will offer a ‘more aligned’ service, working closely with the other teams, its managing director told the Gazette.

24 June 2004

Legal help and triple Clubcard points

‘Tesco law’ took a step closer to reality this week after the supermarket giant launched an online legal store offering shoppers the chance to buy self-help legal solutions alongside their groceries. Tesco has linked up with legal publisher Lawpack to provide DIY kits on 17 topics.

27 June 1984

Individual advertising by solicitors

At its meeting on 21 June the Law Society Council resolved by a large majority that advertising by solicitors should be permitted. The new guidance will not permit touting. Advertising must be in good taste and not of such a character as may reasonably be regarded as likely to bring the profession into disrepute.

June 1964

Training an articled clerk

Today the hard economic fact is that few parents can afford to maintain their children during articles. Hence it is generally agreed that articled clerks should be paid something; but there is a complete absence of consensus as to how much this should be. The basic minimum should not fall below £5 per week. 

June 1924

Visit of the American Bar Association

It appears that 1,000 American lawyers and 225 Canadian lawyers are coming over. With their wives and families the total number will amount to 2,300 or thereabouts. As neither Westminster Hall nor the other Halls considered could seat the guests coming over, it was decided to abandon the dinner in Westminster Hall.