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The results of a Law Society ballot of its 94,000 members on whether or not to retain the Solicitors’ Indemnity Fund monopoly will be released on The Lawyer’s website today (www.the-lawyer.co.uk) but don’t expect the Law Society to do anything about it. The society is not bound by the ballot, which cost an estimated u35,000.

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