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Poll result

Sixty per cent of Solicitors Journal readers think the Law Society would be right to go ahead with plans to make public the details of solicitors it has reprimanded.

R v (1) Zunur Miah (2) Syed Ebad Uddin

Evidence of the identity of a person who was the source of the offenders' belief that a female had consented to sexual conduct was in principle relevant evidence as to whether they had had that belief and was therefore admissible under s 41(3)(a) of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, but on the facts the exclusion of that evidence had not made convictions for kidnap and sexual assault on a female unsafe.

Poll result

Over 80 per cent of Solicitors Journal readers think government agencies do not try and minimise costs when conducting a prosecution.To vote on this week's poll, log on to

Pro bono politics

:A leading real estate lawyer has called for the profession “not [to] allow pro bono to become a political pawn”, the week before Pro Bono Week kicks off on 9 June.

Legal Services Bill

A new Parliamentary Joint Committee has been established to look into the draft Legal Services Bill which aims to simplify the regulatory framework for legal services..