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Law Society chief: vote could force resignation

A profession-wide vote of no confidence in the leadership of the Law Society would force the organisation’s top bureaucrat to consider his position, the chief executive acknowledged to The Lawyer today in an exclusive interview. Chancery Lane’s hierarchy faces intense pressure from criminal law specialist solicitors, who claim the society has failed to represent their […]

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