Committee Meeting 6th July 2011

Committee Meeting 6th July 2011

A well attended meeting by all members where I reported in full about the Combined Sussex Law Societies’ Meeting. There was also a guest speaker that I had invited to the meeting – Jonathan Smithers – Council Member for Kent who gave committee members an update on issues of concern and significance which very much expanded on what Des Hudson had talked about at the meeting on 28th June 2011. This included PII renewals, OFR/SRA handbook, ABS’, legal aid, CQS, the excellence awards, position on referral fees and brand advertising planned by The Law Society. There was also discussion about the list of forthcoming CLT courses that had been arranged by the Society, a proposed summer social gathering and a brief consideration of the AGM/Foundation Dinner.