In brief: Law Soc denies 'legal limbo' claim

The Law Society has rejected claims in The Times that solicitors are working in legal limbo because its new £2.5 million computer system has failed to send out their practising certificates in time. The article said the Law Society was breaking the law by failing to discharge its functions under the Solicitors Act 1974. In a statement, the society said all practising certificates remained valid until a replacement was issued. It added that “painful teething troubles” with the system had been solved.