Shame on you Law Society!!
Up until about 8 months ago the Law Society provided us with an invaluable service of being able to check the career history of our candidates. This enabled us to verify the backgrounds of each and every one of our candidates and has, over the years, allowed us to flag up a number of candidates who claimed to be qualified when they were most certainly not!
Sadly though, due to the overzealous bean counters at Law Society HQ, they’ve now decided that our little piece of verification is no longer of any value and so there is, without a doubt, a much greater risk of people getting jobs as solicitors when their only qualifications are winning the egg and spoon race back in junior school.
Come on Law Society – give us back the ability to help keep your profession clean and above board.