This week The Lawyer launches on the Internet. The move has been timed to coincide with two other major landmarks for The Lawyer: it has become the official sponsor of the premier UK legal office exhibition Solex and the newspaper is celebrating its tenth anniversary. The internet site, which has the address www.the-lawyer.co.uk, goes on-line on Tuesday, when browsers on the World Wide Web will be able to access the latest news and a database of all articles since August 1994. Also, The Lawyer has replaced the Law Society's magazine, the Gazette, as sponsor of Solex. Keith Searby, managing director of Truemist Exhibitions, said: “We have changed sponsors because The Lawyer offers greater commitment and a younger, fresher approach to marketing the exhibition. The Lawyer's tenth anniversary was marked by a gala reception last Friday at Gibson Hall in the City. A tenth anniversary supplement is free with this issue of The Lawyer.
Conveyancing solicitors should be restricted in acting for both building societies and borrowers, the Law Society will be proposing later this month. The Law Society Council last week resolved to consult the profession on amending its regulations so that joint representation of borrower and lender will only be permitted where the instructions for the lender […]