An interim report into the legal services market was released today by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) prompting the Law Society of England and Wales to welcome the conclusion that no formal market investigation is needed.
This video from the CMA shows practical guidance in regards to what legal and illegal retail price fixing looks like
Resale Price Fixing or RPM, is a form of vertical price-fixing where a supplier restricts the ability for a retailer to determine the prices at which it will resell the supplier’s products, for example by requiring the retailer to sell at a particular price or only above a minimum price.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has written (11 April 2016) to the European Commission outlining its concerns about the proposed merger between Hutchison 3G UK and Telefonica UK and proposed remedies.
Our position is that, to support and protect the public, regulation of legal services should be simpler, better, and continue to be independent of the state
The Competition and Markets Authority is constantly developing new resources to help small businesses better understand and comply with competition law.
The Law Society has published a detailed report looking at the impact of potential changes in the UK’s relationship with the rest of the European Union, through the legal lens. It includes a section on the specific impact on competition and state aid law
Catherine Dixon has written for the Law Society blog on the Society’s latest work on economic modelling of the impact of a possible UK exit from the European Union on the legal services sector.
The Competition and Markets Authority and Department for Business, Innovation & Skills are seeking views on the government’s proposed new strategic steer to outline the priorities for the CMA during this parliament – we encourage you to input to this.
The Brussels Office of the three Law Societies is offering trainee solicitors from the UK a unique opportunity to undertake a six-month secondment in the Brussels Office, commencing in September 2015