HL Deb 28 July 1981 vol 423 cc665-6

12 After Clause 144, insert the following newclause—

"Amendment of Solicitors Act 1974

In section 50 of the Solicitors Act 1974 (jurisdiction of Supreme Court over solicitors) after subsection (2) there shall be inserted— '(3) An appeal shall lie to the Court of Appeal from any Order made against a solicitor by the High Court or the Crown Court in the exercise of its jurisdiction in respect of solicitors under subsection (2).'.".

The Lord Chancellor

My Lords, Amendment No. 12 follows on Amendment No. 1. I beg to move.

Moved, That the House doth agree with the Commons in the said amendment.—(The Lord Chancellor.)

Lord Mishcon

My Lords, with the noble and learned Lord's permission, may I thank him most heartily for the way in which he received this amendment here, with the result that we now have this amendment from another place. If I had been in my place in time I would have again expressed my gratitude to him with regard to a similar amendment dealing with the attachment of debts, so perhaps he will allow me to say "Thank you" twice.

The Lord Chancellor

My Lords, I am very grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Mishcon, for those gracious remarks. I try to help the profession when I can, and I think the noble Lord, Lord Mishcon, performed a useful public service by drawing attention to these two matters.

On Question, Motion agreed to.