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Both the Society of Conservative Lawyers and the Society of Labour Lawyers will be taking to the streets in a bid to win votes by campaigning door to door, while the Liberal Democrat Lawyers’ Association is busying itself briefing candidates on proposed changes to the legal system. James Bullock, secretary to the Society of Conservative […]

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