Law Soc says ‘no’ to paying Council members

Law Society members have voted comprehensively against paying Law Society Council members. The resolution, forwarded at the society’s annual general meeting on 17 July, proposed that council members be paid £3,000 per annum, with subsidiary board chairs receiving an extra £6,000 and the treasurer £7,000. Backbench council members would receive an extra £3,000. The move would have cost the society £219,000. But as reported last month in the society’s notices, of nearly 20,000 Law Society members who voted in the postal ballot, 65.1 per cent rejected the plan. Joanne O’Connor