OSS plan to fine firms is 'pathetic'

Your story about OSS fines for law firms (The Lawyer, 17 November) carries Law Society vice-president Robert Sayer's statement describing the OSS deposit plan as "unbelievable", while an unnamed Law Society spokesman thought, au contraire, that it was or should be a good idea.

What is truly unbelievable is that such conflicting views should come out of the mouth of the same horse.

On merit, of course, the idea is pathetic. I suspect the OSS bod who dreamed this up has forgotten that in practice (remember practice?) most complaints are groundless and eventually fail. I for one do not propose to bank with the OSS.

These views are my own, but perhaps others out there share them?

Tony Sions, consultant, Farrington Webb, Brighton.