Legal Recruitment from Ten-Percent Legal

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Response to Law Society Gazette Editor

Dear Mr Rogerson,

Many thanks for taking the time to respond.

I suspect the Daily Express uses the same justification when they print headlines day after day for months on end about the pending collapse of the property market, the end of the world and Princess Diana conspiracy theories. They are just reporting news..

My point is that you are the leading trade magazine for the legal profession, but at times you appear to collectively act as if it is your job to criticise solicitors and give them a good kick up the proverbial behind. Your selection of news is of course subjective, and I have to say that you appear to select news which does not help the profession feel good about itself, and also does not really have any foundation in the reality of everyday working life as experienced by the majority of the legal profession.

The solicitor who discovered their job had disappeared the day after the article was not introduced by ourselves, and you do not need to be sorry for recruitment companies potentially losing money! Of course reporting of news should not be based on whether a company will lose money, but I think personally, as a solicitor and commentator, you could be slightly more choosy with the articles you choose to run with on your front page for a headline.. I think you have a responsibility to the profession to ensure that the information is balanced and the publication of the opinions to be justifiable.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Fagan
Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment
www.ten-percent.co.uk
0845 644 3923

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