Legal firms have been put under the spotlight, with claims of exploitation of clients.
Australia’s attorney-general is set to consider measures which prevent legal firms exploiting their clients and overcharging.
The new measures will include a prohibition on law practices charging excessive costs, and fines for any breaches of provisions adopted; along with a new regulation under which the principals of law firms would approve legal bills, as opposed to their solicitors or any other person.
Despite these measures, NSW Attorney-General John Hatzistergos said the majority of the legal profession acted with integrity.
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