The Law Society’s Gazette, March 1913Departmental Committee on Industrial Diseases

A letter was read from the Home Office, enquiring whether the Council wished to give evidence before the Departmental Committee on the desirability or otherwise of including writer’s cramp as a qualification for compensation under the Workmen’s Compensation Act.

It was resolved that the reply to the enquiry should be in the negative.

March 1963 Solicitor-Judges

In his lecture ‘The Promise of the Law’ Sir Thomas Lund says that he does not ‘accept the view that the 10% of the profession... has a monopoly of the wisdom and all the other good qualities which go to make a good judge’. Solicitors should therefore be eligible for consideration as candidates for judicial appointments.

Poor Man’s Lawyer Centre

Mr John E. Payne, who is the solicitor in charge of a Poor Man’s Lawyer Centre at Katherine Low Settlement, 108 Battersea High Street, would be glad to hear from any solicitor who would be prepared to spend two hours on alternate Mondays in giving legal advice at the centre.

2 March 1983 Data Protection Bill – Major Changes are Needed

Even people in sympathy with some measure of data protection may be surprised by the bill which has now received its second reading in the House of Lords. A QC who read it said, ‘This is monstrous. It applies to me!’ A great many people are going to be surprised that the bill applies to them, and that it imposes some startling liabilities on them.

6 March 2003 Citizens ‘need direct access to Euro court’

Individuals from across the European Union should be allowed to bypass national courts and challenge EU legislation before the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the continent’s legal leaders resolved last week.

Manzoor flexes muscle

The new Legal Service Ombudsman spoke for the first time this week of her intention to take a ‘robust stance’ to ensure the legal professions have fair, open and efficient complaints-handling systems that meet public needs. Speaking in the week she took up the role, Zahida Manzoor said that in the past 12 months the ombudsman’s office has received 1,750 new cases from members of the public dissatisfied with the way their complaints had been dealt with by professional bodies.