Many see the Law Society as a sinking ship. The representation body for the nearly 160,000 solicitors on the roll in England and Wales has been through the wars lately, with its leadership losing a vote of confidence at the hands of criminal law specialists frothing at what they view as useless opposition the government’s slash and burn of legal aid rates.
So it will come as no surprise to some that even the historic rolls themselves are bailing out. These originals from the 1850s have been moved from the society’s library at its headquarters in Chancery Lane to National Archives UK, the government’s official vault for old documents.
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The full ‘Legal pic of the day’ collection is here.