Sounding out global opinion

REGARDING last week's story "Euro Bars stand firm on MDPs", during its spring council meeting, the International Bar Association voted to establish an ad hoc committee on multi-discipline practices.

The remit of the committee was to devise from scratch a global IBA strategy regarding such practices. It is intended that the committee will report regularly to the IBA Council.

The IBA represents practitioners of 183 countries and our members hold many views on the issue. The committee will take views from a variety of sources before releasing its findings and I think it is right to say it will adopt a fair stance without preconceived views.

Professor J Ross Harper

President of the IBA.