TITLE

OFT prompts Northern Ireland law ad relaxation

AUTHOR(S)
Sawyer, Donna
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Lawyer;12/12/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 48, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
19737704

 

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