Bugs have been blamed by Law Society secretary general John Hayes for delays in the issuing of practising and investment business certificates which should have been sent out in the autumn. A letter from Hayes apologising for the delays appeared in the Law Society Gazette last week. Blaming the problem on bugs in a new computer system, he stressed old certificates would remain in force until all the new ones had been issued, probably by the end of next month. The new system was also blamed last September after a dozen lawyers were wrongly included in a list of non-practising solicitors about to be taken off the solicitors' roll.
UP TO 1,000 legal trainees could soon be exchanged throughout Europe each year if a Commission-funded pilot project set to run over the next 12 months is a success. The project, which won a £72,000 grant from the European Union’s Leonardo Da Vinci vocational training programme last week, gained approval after almost three years of […]