Lawyer Referral Fees – New rules mean added bureaucracy?

Law Times | by Michael McKiernan, quoting Darcy Merkur | June 2017

DRM Crackdown Some personal injury lawyers are worried the Law Society of Upper Canada’s new referral fee rules have added an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy for boutique firms and their clients. At its April Convocation, the regulator’s benchers imposed a sliding scale for referral fees, with a limit of 15 per cent on the first $50,000 in legal … Continued

Lawyers Applaud New Referral Fees, Ad Rules

The Lawyers Weekly | by Kim Arnott, Wendy Moore Mandel quoted | March 24, 2017

The Lawyer Weekly is now The Lawyers Daily logo Ontario’s personal injury lawyers are hopeful that new rules around referral fees and advertising will improve their image in the eyes of the public. But enforcement will be crucial, some warn. “I think the changes were necessary to address the diminishing public confidence in the profession, which has apparently had an impact on the way … Continued