The Government has yet again felt the wrath of the legal profession over Carter’s legal aid reforms. See story.
Almost a month to the day, the Law Society threatened to take the Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) to court for ignoring several calls to alter the Unified Contract to reflect the needs of law firms.
Alas, the Society of Asian Lawyers and the Black Solicitors Network have beaten the Law Society to it, suing both the DCA and Legal Services Commission.
Charlie Falconer hold on to your hat. This year you’re in for a bumpy ride.