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[LISTEN] New law could cut legal costs by as much as half

22 February 2019 5:54 PM
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legal fees
Legal Practice Act
The public will soon be able to bypass attorneys and approach advocates directly, but there are still details to be ironed out.

A new law that came into effect last November will soon allow the public to approach an advocate directly, instead of being referred by an attorney.

Before the Legal Practice Act of 2014 was passed, advocates were not allowed to take briefs directly from the public.

But this has now changed, although many details must still be clarified as Advocate James Grant explains.

A lot of things are being ironed out as we go and that is because the act took many, many years to come into force.

James Grant, Advocate

The Legal Practice Council which is now in charge of all lawyers, have a tremendously enormous task ahead of them to try and implement this thing.

James Grant, Advocate

The main thing is that the old distinction between attorneys and advocates is going to erode to a very large extent. Some advocates will continue to prefer to have work referred to them through attorneys but some advocates are willing to take work from the public and this will allow them to.

James Grant, Advocate

Click on the link below to hear more on the new law...


22 February 2019 5:54 PM
Tags:
legal fees
Legal Practice Act

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