Society to back MDPs.

The Council of the Law Society is today expected to give the all-clear for a form of multi-disciplinary practices. A report before the meeting outlines a model of mixed partnerships called ‘solicitors plus’. Non-solicitors would be allowed to be made partners, though the plan envisages that solicitors would control the all-in-one practices. The move comes as solicitors face increasing competition from the big accountancy firms and potentially from supermarkets and chain stores.

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