UK Passes Law to Open New “Law Shops”

Following a change in the law, banks and supermarkets can now sell legal services to consumers in England and Wales. The government is hopeful that the new Legal Services Act will give more choices and value to its people.

The government adds that this also means more investment for law firms and more opportunities to explore new markets.

Critics, however, are quick to say that the new law would undermine the quality and independence of legal advice. The government, on the other hand, explains that the change will boost economic growth in the industry and raise UK’s profile as a first-class legal services market.

Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly believes it was a “landmark day” for the legal industry.

More on this story at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15187154.