Monday, 18 November 2013
Legal aid ~ Special General Meeting of the Law Society
There is to be a Special General Meeting of the Law Society. The meeting will be held on Tuesday 17 December 2013, at 10.30 am.
Here is the motion:
'That the meeting has no confidence in the ability of Nicholas Fluck, President of the Law Society of England and Wales, and Desmond Hudson, Chief Executive of the Law Society of England and Wales, to properly and effectively represent those members of the Society who undertake publicly funded legal aid work in negotiations with the Lord Chancellor as to the future and extent of criminal legal aid in England and Wales on the grounds that they purported to enter into an agreement with the Lord Chancellor without a mandate from those members of the Society who practise publicly funded criminal law and in circumstances where the purported agreement was to the detriment of and against the will of those members and to the maintenance of a sustainable legal aid service to those subject to criminal proceedings.'
The Law Society's stance on criminal legal aid has been set out on their website.
The Law Society Gazette 5th September - This is best deal possible - reaction to amended legal aid plan
The Virtual Lawyer (Steve Cornforth Blog) - Divided we fall