Change coming for ‘archaic’ legal profession

The EU/IMF Memorandum of Understanding ensures the legal profession will no longer be allowed to run its own affairs

26th March, 2011

The legal profession in Ireland and the services it provides have come to be seen as overpriced, unaccountable and archaic.

The National Competitiveness Council has repeatedly pointed to the uncompetitive legal costs faced by Irish businesses.

The role of the state as a major buyer of legal services has meant that costs to the taxpayer for legal services have also been exorbitant.

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