HC Deb 29 November 1995 vol 267 c1307

10 pm

Sir Andrew Bowden (Brighton, Kemptown)

With your permission, Madam Deputy Speaker, I beg leave to present a petition, signed by more than 3,700 people, requesting that an independent regulator consider complaints against solicitors for unprofessional conduct. The petition states: That until the Law Society and the Solicitors Complaints Bureau are made accountable to an Independent Regulator members of the public remain open to abuse from the legal profession. A long overdue requested Public Inquiry into the handling by the Law Society and the Solicitors Complaints Bureau of Mary Blakeman's long standing complaints regarding a solicitor's unethical, unprofessional conduct will bring justification to bear on the issue. Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your honourable House will give urgent consideration to this Petition to make effective its desire because in all areas JUSTICE A 'MUST' IS!

To lie upon the Table.

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