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A REFORM blueprint to overhaul the Law Society's constitution is to be drawn up within four months.
The society set itself a tough reform timetable at its meeting last Thursday when it told its strategy committee, headed by president Martin Mears, to draw up proposals by January.
The move follows a reform resolution, passed in September, tabled by council member David Thomas who has been invited on to a steering group to co-ordinate the review. A third key player in the review will be secretary general John Hayes, also on the steering group.
The three men now face the task of agreeing a way forward.
Mears is known to be opposed to full scale reform of the society while Thomas has proposed a thorough shake-up.
The Ginger Group of staff members has put together a set of more radical proposals.