In brief: Question over TSG role in working parties

Details of the three presidential working parties to tackle conveyancing, communication and training are yet to be released. Lists of the candidates were presented to the Law Society Council on 21 September, but president Martin Mears said some members still had to be contacted to confirm their willingness to take part. He denied the delay was due to a wrangle over whether a representative from the Trainee Solicitors Group should be on the training working group. TSG Chair Richard Moorhead said Mears had told him the group could not have a place, but he had since been assured by vice-president Robert Sayer it would be possible.