More fingers in the pie

As a life assurance salesman, I read with glee the letter on the increasing interest of accountants in the legal profession.

The "free for all" society is now touching not only the newsagents but also the legal profession.

What is happening now happened to the financial services sector years ago. The referral system that worked for me very well in the past was stopped instantly because some law firms set up multidisciplinarian practices.

It is not only the accountant who tries to dip his fingers in every pie – solicitors are exactly the same.

The bottom line is profit not charity.

Hans Paulich

Associate Partner

J Rothschild Partnership

1 Bishopdale Rise

Ridegway Heights

Sheffield S19 5PE