Legal News for UK Co-ops and Mutuals

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Co-op Legal Services Shakes up Market

The launch of the The Co-operative Legal Services' new family law service was an important development that may revolutionise access to legal services for the large number of people who can't get legal aid and can't afford lawyer's fees. This comment from a senior Law Society official is interesting for the impact the launch made on him and the shrewd analysis of opportunities and threats facing the service. It is really heartening to see the co-op's ethical stand and historic mission to support consumers applied in this area where it is so relevant and important to so many people. 3000 solicitors.....and 2% of all practising

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