Liberalisering af juridisk rådgivning: Brancheglidningens konsekvenser

Mohbin Mahmood-Ul Hussain & Mattias Moll Niemann

Studenteropgave: Kandidatafhandlinger

Abstrakt

In Denmark, certain services related to law has until recently been provided exclusively by lawyers in Denmark. The deregulation has occurred on various predefined areas including that of “legal counseling” – which has evened out the “playing field” a bit in regards to the potential competitors. The purpose of thesis is answer whether the political goals of the liberalization have been reached. In order to answer the above mentioned question, we will first determine what current law is for legal services by examining the political consideration in the law, how the current law has developed since the start of the liberalization and has there been any adverse consequence since the liberalization. Second, we will determine the economic and the competitive situation in the present by examining the accountant and the lawyer professions in regards to macro conditions, economic development and competiveness and whether the liberalization has led to more efficiency. The economic analysis revealed that the lawyer had experienced a downfall in the sales of legal services to companies, whereas the accountants have managed to increase the sales of legal and other service and at the same had decreased the sale of audit services. The Association of Danish Law Firms has actively begun to counter the industry crossover by lobbying. The accounting firms have on the expensive of performing audit have switched to performing legal services. Case law regarding legal service only shows minor cases appearing in the recent years and was of no significant matter compared to the concerns raised when the deregulation was being discussed. However, recently a new case regarding legal services offered by a school teacher with no qualified background has raised new concerns, while the case is being reviewed by the Danish Consumer Ombudsman. Current law has undergone considerable changes and has switched focus from only consumer safety to both include consumer safety and increased competiveness. In conclusion, the positive economic consequences of a market in competition as it exists today, is not outweighed by the negative drawbacks resulting from a lower level of consumer safety. The political considerations, goals and recommendations that led to the deregulation of legal services, are met and complied with; in other words, the deregulation has fulfilled the underlying political purpose

UddannelserCand.merc.aud Regnskab og Revision, (Kandidatuddannelse) Afsluttende afhandling
SprogDansk
Udgivelsesdato2013
Antal sider166