Solicitors need to identify and build on their strengths to demonstrate the value they bring compared to alternative types of representatives, says Mark Fletcher

In the construction industry, there is a widespread acceptance and use of alternatives to litigation. The market for legal services in construction disputes is therefore one where solicitors not only operate alongside, but also compete with other regulated professionals and unregulated entities. The construction disputes market therefore provides helpful pointers in relation to how the legal services market might develop following further liberalisation and or growth in the use of alternative forums to resolve disputes.

ROLLING BACK RESERVATIONS The public interest in regulating providers of certain types of legal services imposes partial barriers on competition in the dispute resolution market. The conduct of liti...

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