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To the next 160 years

As the New Year gets underway, Kevin Poulter brings glad tidings and two exciting announcements for SJ readers

8 January 2016

 

A happy New Year to all. As the tinsel is taken down, the wine padlocked away for a month, and new gym memberships optimistically paid for, there will undoubtedly be a few of you already feeling the January blues.

But fear not, dear reader, for we bring you glad tidings. I am proud to announce that this year, Solicitors Journal will be entering its 160th year of continuous publication and, as with any major milestone, we plan to celebrate this momentous achievement in style.

The editorial team, with the assistance of the British Library, has been busy digging through SJ’s archives to unearth some gems of stories past, such as calls to aid pauper litigants in the late 1800s (a Legal Aid Act if you will), women securing the vote in 1918, and Her Majesty’s accession to the throne in 1952 (and the subtle change from KC to QC), to name but a few. Over the course of the year, we’ll be sharing key moments from past editions, starting this week wit...

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