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Ontario rent controls an opportunity lost for legal profession | Julius Melnitzer

Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 10:46 AM | By Julius Melnitzer

Rent controls and funeral homes have a commonality. Both represent opportunity in the legal market; rent controls, an opportunity lost, and funeral homes an opportunity seized. They also represent the great divide that exists between the headspace of lawyers on this side of the Atlantic and that of the profession in the U.K.

In Britain, legal services are going the way of the dead. Counterintuitively, this is a good thing. In what amounts to the oddest announcement I’ve seen in a while — at least at...