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Desmond Hudson, Law Society Chief Executive - 23 March 2011 09:49.

Law Society targets anti-solicitor
websites as it turns up heat

27 June 2014
Posted by Neil Rose

The Law Society is planning to use the European Court of Justice's ruling on the right to be forgotten online to challenge anti-solicitor websites, Legal Futures can reveal.

The Law Society is currently monitoring 12 anti-solicitor websites in the wake of the in 2011 to bring down Solicitors from Hell.

According to papers seen by its membership committee last week, the society periodically takes and preserves screenshots, and logs and investigates all complaints from members about the sites, but none are generating the volume of complaints necessary to justify legal action.

However, the committee was told that the Google v González case "may provide a new legal basis for a representative complaint to Google about harmful websites, and if that does not succeed, to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)".

The papers explained: "The aim would be to see Google remove the links to a site from their search engine results. If successful, it would vastly reduce the damage sites can do. The aim is to utilise this approach for the site with the highest number of complaints to see if it works."

Readers Comments

" Frank Knight says:

June 27, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Even if successful, Google 'right to be forgotten' applications only effect google.CO.UK and not google.COM. I hope the Law Society and SRA don't waste more time & money on this matter. It may be more efficient for the LS and SRA to simply investigate the claims the anti-solicitors websites are alleging?
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" Geoffrey Negus says:

July 3, 2014 at 4:20 pm

I for one deplore the "right to be forgotten" European ruling, believing that we all have an over-riding "right to remember".
The Independent is reporting that former Law Society President Robert Sayer has used the European ruling to get himself removed from Google hits. But how could one forget Mr Sayer?
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" Edward says:

July 9, 2016 at 9:09 pm

That's right, Let the SRA and the Law society clear its bad history up so in the future people have no reference on these organisations. They haven't even got the cheek to use the Politicians get out of trouble clause, LESSONS TO BE LEARNED, Just wipe off the history of bias and old school networks workings, Its disgusting
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" Edward says:

July 9, 2016 at 9:13 pm

One more thing, if we come out of Europe does this "Right to be forgotten rule" get lifted?
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