Monday, March 08, 2010

Law Society President Ian Smart & Govan Law Centre’s Mike Dailly debate Legal Services Bill reforms – solicitors don't price fix !

Debate over the proposed reforms to the legal profession’s business model in Scotland as contained in the Legal Services Bill, currently going through the Scottish Parliament, finally made television yesterday with appearances from the Ian Smart, the current Law Society President, and Mike Dailly of the Govan Law Centre. Missing in action from the debate was someone from the consumer lobby, who stand to gain the most from the proposed reforms, which will allow Scottish consumers a much needed choice in who they wish to purchase legal services from.

Banks, supermarkets and others are eventually expected to enter the legal services market if the bill becomes law, hence the ‘headless chickens’ syndrome affecting some parts of the legal profession, reported in the Herald newspaper HERE last week, and covered in Peter Cherbi’s “Diary of Injustice” law blog HERE

Ian Smart & Mike Dailly discuss the Legal Services Bill, splits between lawyers, and price fixing (solicitors of course, do not price fix , haha – Ed)

1 comment:

E said...

Now thats a real trooper for ya