Poor systems and controls As growing firms become more complex, it is important that they ensure that their internal systems are suited to their new risk profile. We have a duty to ensure competition in the provision of legal services, but also to protect the public interest and interests of consumers.
The UK optical market In the UK optical market, the years following liberalisation in saw independent opticians fall from holding 65 percent of the market by turnover to holding In addition to concerns about costs, one reason identified has been that many consumers do not recognise their problems as legal issues with which a legal representative might help 5.
Financial difficulty As market consolidation is part of a competitive process, it is inevitable that there will be firm failures as this takes place. This can lead to detrimental impacts for consumers of legal services 3. Firms found ways to increase the overall size of the optical market, even though the number of people requiring sight tests and vision correction did not change.
Notably, firms that do not successfully adjust may experience financial difficulty. The professional indemnity insurance market has also become more difficult sincefor reasons ranging from concerns about mortgage fraud to an increase in claims generally New entrants marketed heavily and were able to competitively charge due to economies of scale.
We aim to set out the evidence that shows how consolidation is taking place, to examine the reasons why it occurs, and to assess the risks that the transition process poses to the regulatory objectives. Firms can aim to: Criminal legal aid The criminal legal aid sector faces consolidation pressure from a whole set of societal and policy changes from the Ministry of Justice.
The uncertainties involved are too large for such a forecast to be realistic. This had not been impossible prior to liberalisation. This situation may act as a driver of a wide range of different risks. Although recommendations remain popular when consumers are choosing a legal representative, there is a general preference for dealing with brands that consumers know and trust Therefore it is important that each firm manages the risks associated with their business appropriately whilst adjusting to meet the challenges of a new market structure.
Bainbridge, J"Sector Insight: However, concerns remain about conflicts of interest, excess influence and the limited choice available As such, it does not necessarily proceed at the same speed in every segment of the market.
External pressures, such as an economic downturn, reduce profitability and threaten the viability of firms. The Government is also continuing to examine the prospect of medical referral panels for whiplash injury cases, which make up 56 percent of all personal injury claims The measures include a reduction of 8.
Controls such as information barriers become highly important in these cases, but are not easy to implement even in the largest firms.
The fall in conveyancing demand after the credit crunch, which saw property transactions fall by 40 percent 17was a major factor that drove the significant consolidation in this sector.
In many casesaccountancy firms became larger than the firms that they audited. Even larger firms can, of course, fail. The purpose of this paper is to highlight a current risk in the legal services sector and support law firms in taking appropriate actions to protect against the risk to themselves, their clients and the wider public interest.
Sound financial management is required to achieve business sustainability and profitability. Those that experience financial distress during a consolidation episode are likely to be purchased in part or outright by their more successful competitors.
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