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Solicitors are law unto themselves

Isn&#39t it amazing that other professions feel free to deprecate our advice but are strangely quiet about their own standards?

I refer to the comments of Nabarro Nathanson (Money Marketing, November 27) over our duty to offer all options, including drawdown, at the time of retirement.

Of course, solicitors always advise their clients on all possible options, don&#39t they?

For example, anyone instructing a solicitor over a divorce is invariable offered reconciliation which won&#39t earn the solicitor any fees, aren&#39t they?

I must break off now – flying pigs becoming dangerous!

Edwin Schools

IFM Financial Planning,

Clifton, Bristol


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