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Law Update: Paid office

The three top office holders on the Law Society's council are to be paid for the first time. The exact amounts have yet to be decided but the president - or rather, his firm - is to receive broadly the salary of a High Court judge, around pounds 90,000. The vice- president's firm will receive half this amount, the deputy vice-president's a quarter. The council voted for the move amid calls for all council members or their firms to receive compensation.