Law Society abused dominant position over CQS training courses

26 May 2017

The Law Society abused its dominant position by making more than 3,000 law firms accredited under its Conveyancing Quality Scheme buy its own training courses, the Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled. Solicitor Bernard George, who runs Socrates Training Limited, brought the case when his company found itself shut off from providing anti-money laundering training under the scheme.

George said it was ‘obvious what the Law Society was doing was not only illegal but also desperately unfair to u...

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