What's the cause of Law Soc's pregnant pause?

The Law Society's silence on the recent reduction in Practising Certificate fees for those on maternity leave and on low incomes is most peculiar.

Why is it not shouting from the roof-tops about this welcome change? On the maternity front, there are countless women who need to know. Indeed, in Northern Ireland there is an ongoing action with the NI Law Society about whether it is discriminatory to charge women on maternity leave the full fee.

The Association of Women Solicitors is most perplexed by the Law Society's silence on the matter. The Law Society press office says it was not told of the changes, but will now be delighted to publicise them. Comme ci, comme ca.