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Andrew Woolley on Practice Management

Date:5 MAY 2010

Survival of the fittest?

Andrew WoolleyChange is inevitable. Ask Gordon Brown. Change is also a good thing more often than not - though we will often suggest the opposite.

Some people just won't look at the positives sometimes though. Take the Lawyers Defence Group for example. They are calling on the Government - whoever it is currently running the country that is as all the politicians seem to be out knocking on doors leaving the proper work to the auto-pilot I guess - to move to protect local "High Street" firms of lawyers. The reasoning behind this is that with the Legal Services Act allowing more organisations to offer legal services from 2011 smaller local firms will not be able to compete with the marketing clout and promotional power of the likes of Tesco and Co-op who may start selling legal services.The result? Consumers will desert the locals in droves.

Well if the Government does get involved which I...

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