In brief: Deadlock over Which? survey

The Consumers Association and the Law Society are yet to resolve their differences over September's Which? survey into the quality and cost of legal advice. The association has threatened Chancery Lane with legal action if it does not retract its allegations that the research conducted by Which? was shoddy. “Our current situation is that we stand by the findings and we do not accept the Law Society's criticisms,” said the association's senior lawyer Keith Richards.