A discussion of the proposals for reform of the legal profession, by the Competition Authority, and the degree to which they have been implemented to date.
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BA (Hons) in Law
Dublin Business School
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The Competition Authority underwent pressure from the IMF to reform regulation in the Irish legal system, so as to bring the country into accordance with EU policy. This essay focuses on several of the pivotal reforms that were demanded; abolition of the sole trader rule, an improved legal complaints authority, the development of the LSRA, and the prohibition of pricing methods which are not advantageous for consumers.