n Without Prejudice - Is the conduct of the Law Society anti-competitive? : the law

Volume 10, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The Competition Commission of South Africa has maintained concerns about four areas of legal practice:

  1. the setting of tariffs, guidelines and rules as to the fees charged by attorneys for certain services (in particular conveyancing);
  2. the reservation of certain work for attorneys and in certain circumstances for specially qualified attorneys (again, in particular,conveyancing);
  3. the prohibition on offering a number of disciplines within a firm of attorneys; and
  4. the limitations on the type, medium and standard of advertising and marketing within the profession.

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