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There's no evidence that ABS will rob lawyers of clients & encourage unethical behaviour.

Windsor Law Faculty Author:  Noel Semple

Noel Semple, "There's no evidence that ABS will rob lawyers of clients & encourage unethical behaviour," CBA National: Legal Insights and Practice Trends, December 4, 2014. 

An alternative business structure (ABS) is a law firm that includes non-lawyers as investors, managers, or partners.  Such arrangements are effectively forbidden throughout Canada today.  However prominent voices, such as the CBA Legal Futures Initiative, are now calling for regulators to roll back these rules and welcome ABS firms to our legal landscape . . . 

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