CP Memorandum of Understanding between ACPO and the Law Society

The Memorandum of Understanding between the Association of Chief Police Officers ACPO and the Law Society is an interesting document because of the questions it raises, including:

1. How is it possible for a private company, namely ACPO, to reach an agreement with the Law Society as to how cases of criminal conduct, malpractice and professional misconduct are investigated by the police?

2.Why is it necessary to have separate rules to govern how the police should investigate crimes concerning solicitors?

3.Since Common Purpose is active with both ACPO and the Law Society, how does the agreement deal with conflict of interests concerning members of both organisations and Common Purpose, and the secretive Chatham House Rules?

Janet Paraskeva formerly CEO of the Law Society is also a senior Common Purpose 'graduate'.