HC Deb 06 March 1940 vol 358 cc398-9W
Mr. Gledhill

asked the Attorney-General whether he will introduce legislation to provide for a revision of the constitution and functions of the Law Society, and for making membership of it compulsory for all practising solicitors, together with other requirements to cause it to be more active in protecting the public against defalcations, malpractices and irregularities by solicitors?

The Attorney-General

The Law Society have made great efforts to check mal-practices and, as the hon. Gentleman will be aware, they have under consideration a further Measure to be submitted to Parliament if and when circumstances permit. It is not proposed to introduce legislation on the lines suggested, but I would point out that all solicitors are subject to the Law Society's Disciplinary Committee.

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