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ETHICS OF LAW FIRMS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 3003: tabled on 24 April 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is disturbed by evidence that legal firms in the UK are increasingly combining their legal services with a lobbying function;notes that this practice in the US has compromised legal standards; is concerned that the proposed register of lobbyists would not cover such law firms and their lobbying activities; and calls on the Government to act to discourage this trend in the UK, in partnership with the Law Society and other professional associations.