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LSUC votes to cap referral fees, alter advertising rules

Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 3:32 PM | By Amanda Jerome

After a lengthy debate on Feb. 23, the Law Society of Upper Canada voted to cap referral fees, insisting on increased transparency in the practice of collecting such fees, as well as approving new rules for advertising.

Benchers voted 35-9 to cap referral fees rather than banning them outright, with many saying that prohibiting fees would be a step backward.

Malcolm Mercer“We have a long history of so tightly tying down what lawyers and paralegals can do that we have, rightly in my view, been criticized...