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Ethics Of Law Firms

EDM number 120 in 2012-13, proposed by Barry Sheerman on 22/05/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Legal profession and Parliament.

That this House is disturbed by evidencethat 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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Barry Sheerman22/05/2012HuddersfieldLabourProposed
Mike Hancock22/05/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn23/05/2012Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley23/05/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Steve Rotheram23/05/2012Liverpool, WaltonLabourSeconded
John Pugh24/05/2012SouthportLiberal DemocratSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins24/05/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin11/06/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff11/06/2012Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
John Leech12/06/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Shannon12/06/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
Gregory Campbell13/06/2012East LondonderryDUPSigned
Ronnie Campbell13/06/2012Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy14/06/2012GlenrothesLabourSigned
Andrew George18/06/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Valerie Vaz20/06/2012Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Naomi Long25/06/2012Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Rosie Cooper03/09/2012West LancashireLabourSigned

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