Law Society Update June 2018

You are long overdue your Council update, as I note that in preparing this one, you haven’t had one from me since January.  But there are good reasons for this.  There was no meeting in February, the March meeting was cancelled because of the Beast from the East, I was in the US at a…

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Law Society Council Update January 2018

A very belated Happy New Year.  (It is never clear to me each year when we get to stop saying that anyway!)  For various reasons I was unable to bring you a Law Society Council update in December, so this is a double-bill, arising from my attendance at the November and December meetings. As always,…

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Law Society Council Update November 2017

As always, these updates are subject to the fact that the business of Council is governed by confidentiality, and therefore, restricted to matters falling properly in the public domain generally. And the general caveat applies that these are ephemeral updates that I’m compiling quickly. Therefore, I’m writing and posting this pretty much as it comes…

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Law Society Council Update September 2017

I missed the last Council meeting on 14 July as I was away on holiday.  However, it would appear that a lot of important business was done at the meeting. As always, these updates are subject to the fact that the business of Council is governed by confidentiality, and therefore, restricted to matters falling properly…

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Law Society Council Update June 2017

Legal Services Regulation Act, 2015 – Legal Partnerships The last piece of activity reported on was the request by the LSRA for submissions on the question of legal partnerships (partnerships including barristers).  The Law Society prepared an excellent submission on the issue which focused on the importance of safeguarding the compensation fund in the context…

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Law Society Council Update April 2017

I attended my fourth meeting of the Council on 3 March last. As always, these updates are subject to the fact that the business of Council is governed by confidentiality, and therefore, restricted to matters falling properly in the public domain generally. And the general caveat applies that these are ephemeral updates that I’m compiling quickly. Therefore,…

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Law Society Council Update March 2017

I attended my third meeting of the Council on 27 January last.  As always, these updates are subject to the fact that the business of Council is governed by confidentiality, and therefore, restricted to matters falling properly in the public domain generally.   And the general caveat applies that these are ephemeral updates that I’m compiling…

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Law Society Council Update January 2017

I attended my second meeting of the Council on 2nd December last. However, you may recall that my last update focussed on a review the make-up of Council rather than anything concerning Council itself. So, in this update I propose to cover what I can from the December meeting, subject of course to the fact…

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Law Society Council Update December 2016

I attended my second meeting of the Council on 2nd December last.  However, for a number of reasons I’ve decided I’ll give you my update on that meeting in January.  That will give me a little bit of additional time and perspective that I think will benefit in terms of what I can share with…

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Law Society Council Update November 2016

As part of the Council campaign, I said that I would provide you with a report after each Council meeting and, as promised, here we go. But before we start, a bit of housekeeping: First off, on becoming elected I familiarised myself with the Law Society Council Regulations, Regulation 24 of which obliges a member…

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