Forcing UK Attys To Reveal Fees Gets Results, Agency Says

Law360 (October 16, 2020, 6:15 PM EDT) -- More than a year after a new rule began requiring U.K. lawyers to publish common pricing information online, fewer consumers think hiring an attorney is out of their price range, new research shows.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority, which regulates more than 180,000 lawyers in England and Wales, released the results Thursday of a study it commissioned looking at how lawyers, consumers and small businesses view its new transparency rules, which went into full effect in 2019.

Researchers found that 10% of consumers said that hiring a lawyer is too costly after reviewing prices, which is dramatically lower than about half of...

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