The Competition Authority’s final report on the legal professions is due to be published on December 11, more than 15 months behind schedule.
The authority has spent more than five years scrutinising restrictive rules by barristers and solicitors. Its predecessor, the Fair Trade Commission, issued a report on the legal profession in 1984 highlighting practices which it said led to increased legal cost s. The Competition Authority announced its examination of eight professions in 2001,...
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