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'Don't make misleading comparisons with solicitors': competition watchdog unveils draft guidance for unregulated legal services providers

2nd May 2024

Law Gazette

Businesses offering will-writing and online divorce services should not make misleading comparisons with solicitors in marketing materials, the Competition and Markets Authority says in proposed guidance to crack down on firms breaching consumer protection law.

After announcing a consumer enforcement investigation on unregulated legal services last summer, the CMA today opened a consultation on proposed guidance to help unregulated providers of will-writing, online divorce and pre-paid probate services comply with consumer protection law obligations.

The guidance contains ‘do and don’t’ checklists for will-writing and divorce.

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