Law Soc sets tight reform deadline

A REFORM blueprint to overhaul the Law Society's constitution is to be drawn up within four months.

The society set itself a tough reform timetable at its meeting last Thursday when it told its strategy committee, headed by president Martin Mears, to draw up proposals by January.

The move follows a reform resolution, passed in September, tabled by council member David Thomas who has been invited on to a steering group to co-ordinate the review. A third key player in the review will be secretary general John Hayes, also on the steering group.

The three men now face the task of agreeing a way forward.

Mears is known to be opposed to full scale reform of the society while Thomas has proposed a thorough shake-up.

The Ginger Group of staff members has put together a set of more radical proposals.