This month the SRA unveiled new rules to make it easier for professional firms to open one-stop shps for legal advice and other services such as accountancy under a multi-disciplnary Alternative Business Structure (ABS) licence.

Since 2012, accountants and oher non-lawyyers have been permitted to own and manage law firms....

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Michael Stacey is a solicitor at Rusell-Cooke LLP specialising in legal services regulation.