In brief: 'Tremendous response' to committee call

The Law Society's criminal law committee has had a “tremendously good response” to calls for solicitors to serve on the committee, which advises the Law Society on criminal law issues. It has received 60 applications for four vacancies, all from “terribly able” solicitors. It is now drawing up a shortlist of candidates to interview and hopes to fill the seats by the beginning of the next council year, in the autumn. Committee chair Robert Roscoe said: “It's terrific that there are so many able people willing to give up so much of their time and who want to play a part in advising the Law Society.”