Update: Maybe some meaningful changes will occur in the near future. The Lord Chancellor seems determined to strip the legal professions of their privilege to regulate themselves. March 2005
The following Press Notice has been lifted from: Here Busted, now. 05 Aug 2004
The Law Society Gazette continues to report the incident here Feb 2007
This was my misuse of the LCD's letterhead.
The Extraordinary Practice Direction 218 title was taken from Austin Mitchell's and Vincent Cable's Early Day Motion (EDM) of the same number, of the same year.
The Law Society Gazette reported thus:
Crooked solicitors don't specialise in parting people and their money, I suppose.