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Multimedia extravaganza and some paranoia


Thanks to Elle, here is the channel 4 news report from Friday 30 March on Legal Aid, incorporating Fisher Meredith solicitors voting no. In case this has short self life on the Channel 4 site, here is a quicktime version (Warning, slow to load). [Now removed for space limit reasons].

Rumour has it that Fisher Meredith did indeed sign on Monday. I don’t blame them at all. At least they had the courage of their convictions to stand with the non-signers until after the inital deadline. When it became clear not signing had not had sufficient impact on the immediate situation, they had to act to continue their practice.

And then I have kindly and anonymously been sent an article containing Bindman’s pre-Friday position, although not yet Bindman’s full statement as it used to be on their website. The article is here [PDF]. Did anyone preserve their full statement? Google cache has replaced it.

Finally paranoia. I’ve had a lot of people coming directly to this blog today rather than from a search, many more than usual and from lots of firms. Some people are clearly coming from links in emails. If there is an email going around firms, could some kind person send a copy to contact (at) (anonymity assured). Just so I know… [Edit. As has been helpfully pointed out in the comments, the blog is linked in the Law Brief update email. Now I feel less paranoid and more foolish for not having noticed it. Thanks to Tim Kevan for the link.]

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.


  1. Elle

    Most welcome for the link. I can’t speak for others, obviously, but your blog has come up in my Law Brief News Update. I shall forward this on to you just in case you haven’t seen it.

  2. contact

    Thanks Elle. I hadn’t noticed the Law Brief link. That would do it. Apologies and thanks to Tim Kevan.


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