Friday, 15 February 2008

Kenya's move to lift advertising ban on lawyers

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) committee has made a ground-breaking proposal that if implemented would allow law firms to advertise their services in the media according to an allAfrica report. A member of the LSK told Kenya's Business Daily that "the draft was the first step in a process that aims at amending the law that prohibits advertising legal services, citing it as one of the oldest and most retrogressive clauses in the Kenyan law books. He said the advertisement of legal services would raise the level of competition among lawyers to a new level, and also open a new revenue stream for advertising firms and media houses. In addition, it would open a protracted debate among lawyers themselves who are deeply divided over the subject."

Taken to the extreme - examples of "innovative" and "risque" advertising by law firms in other jursidictions below:

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