Buggins is dead

With reference to the article "Buggins strikes again in Law Society election controversy", (The Lawyer, 3 February), the society has decided not to consider any changes to its bylaws which would prevent contested elections.

The council of the Law Society will, in March, debate proposals for an informal procedure for candidates seeking election only to the office of deputy vice-president.

Under the proposal, candidates, if they wish, could gauge whether they would enjoy the support of the council.

If a new system is agreed, it will not interfere with the right of any council member to stand for election as deputy vice-president without using this procedure.

David McNeill, head of the press office, Law Society.