With accountancy firms moving into legal work, and unregulated legal advice on the rise, the competitive pressure on law firms is getting more intense. Could joining forces with independent financial advisers be the answer? Ian Muirhead presents his case.
The legal regulators are predicting major change for the profession in 2015 in response to market and client pressures. Ian Muirhead presents an overview of potential competitive threats from the financial services
Ian Muirhead asks why multi-disciplinary practices have been less popular than they were seemingly envisaged to be by the Legal Services Act, and presents a personal view on the role of joint ventures between solicitors and independent financial advisers
Ian Muirhead provides a personal perspective on the Solicitors Regulation Authority decision to allow referrals from non-independent financial advisers, and looks at how law firms can select advisers they can trust with their referred clients
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