Original - Solicitors from Hell .com Est. Feb 2003
"fair criticism" is "entirely valid" and that the need for clients to be able to give feedback is "extremely important".
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
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."