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The Law Society has shied away from proposals to monitor the ethnic make-up of all law firms although the equal opportunities policies of those taking on trainees will be monitored. The final proposals of the society's working party on discrimination dealing with monitoring procedures were approved by the Law Society Council last week. A report to the council said "serious consideration" was given to an annual check on all firms to monitor compliance to a new anti-discrimination practice rule but it was recognised that "not only did this have resource implications on the society and firms but the measure would be unwelcome within the profession".