Back in December 2016, after a year-long study, the Government announced that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) had concluded that competition in legal services for individual consumers and small businesses was 'not working well'.

In particular, the CMA thought that there was not enough information available to consumers on price, quality and service to help people choose their best lawyerly option.

Russell-Cooke Senior Partner John Gould explains in New Law Journal why comparing legal services like-for-like isn't so simple.

Comparing the market is available to read on the New Law Journal website via subscription. A full pdf of the article is also available to read here.

John is Senior Partner of Russell-Cooke. His area of particular expertise is regulation and public law. He specialises in the analysis and solution of complex regulatory problems, advising regulators, government departments, law enforcement agencies, charities and statutory and professional bodies.