n Without Prejudice - Is the conduct of the Law Society anti-competitive? : the law
|Article Title||Is the conduct of the Law Society anti-competitive? : the law|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Aug 2010|
The Competition Commission of South Africa has maintained concerns about four areas of legal practice:
- Professional fees: the setting of tariffs, guidelines and rules as to the fees charged by attorneys for certain services (in particular conveyancing);
- Reservation of work: the reservation of certain work for attorneys and in certain circumstances for specially qualified attorneys (again, in particular,conveyancing);
- Multidisciplinary practices: the prohibition on offering a number of disciplines within a firm of attorneys; and
- Advertising, marketing and touting: the limitations on the type, medium and standard of advertising and marketing within the profession.
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