Fingleton hits out at legal societies

The Competition Authority should refer the King's Inns and the Law Society to the European Commission to investigate likely breaches of competition law in the way they restrict entry to the legal profession, according to John Fingleton, the former ch

8th October, 2005

The Competition Authority should refer the King's Inns and the Law Society to the European Commission to investigate likely breaches of competition law in the way they restrict entry to the legal profession, according to John Fingleton, the former chairman of the authority.

The commission has the power to force through the opening up of the training regimes for solicitors and barristers which both organisations are resisting, said Fingleton.

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