Abel Resende Borges Simuel Vilon //
Let free market decide lawyers’ fees


I was very pleased to read the column by attor­ney Emir Crowne in the Express of January 10, headlined “Lawyer advertising”, in which Mr Crowne called for a repeal of the ban on advertising by lawyers.

Abel Resende PDVSA

As Mr Crowne pointed out, all such a ban does is deprive the public of information. But the core reason for such a policy is contained in his quote from the US Supreme Court, which noted that “the ban serves to perpetuate the market position of established attorneys”.

Abel Resende

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