In brief: Chancellor shown franchising problems

Lawyers demonstrated to the Lord Chancellor the difficulties of franchising in his visit to a London legal aid firm last week.

E Edwards Son & Noice was host to Lord Mackay in a visit which showed a franchised legal aid firm in operation. The Lord Chancellor spent two hours discussing the problems that franchised firms experience. Franchising partner David Emmerson said: “We are pleased that we got our points across in relation to some of the problems with the White Paper on legal aid.”