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Dwelling on the past

Maybe it’s time for the Law Society to invest in some varifocals, preferably rose-tinted, but fit for purpose

2 April 2015

This week, the Law Society launched its 2020 ‘discussion’ on how it will support, promote and represent solicitors for the next few years and I, for one, welcome it.

I am pleased that the society’s chief executive, Catherine Dixon, has already been listening to the profession since she came into office earlier this year. The Law Society is setting out to resolve the question that many members have been scratching their collective heads over in recent years: what does the Law Society do, exactly? 

The consultation – sorry, discussion – will inform the solicitors’ representative body about what we want from it. Having looked over its questions, it is perhaps more than a little worrying that it hasn’t had a check-up for some time and is suffering from signs of myopia. I would have hoped that the questions it now asks the profession to answer, on its behalf, would have already been thought about some time ago.

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