OFT prompts Northern Ireland law ad relaxation

Sawyer, Donna
December 2005
Lawyer;12/12/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 48, p4
Trade Publication
This article reports that the Law Society of Northern Ireland has changed its regulations after an investigation by the Great Britain Office of Fair Trading (OFT). The OFT found during its investigation that the society prohibited solicitors from fee advertising and comparative fee advertising. It also found that the society banned soliciting to existing and potential clients. Vincent Smith, director of competition enforcement at the OFT, said that relaxing the restrictions on soliciting will allow lawyers, and small firms in particular, to compete more effectively for clients.


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