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Website connects solicitors with IFAs

Training network Pro-Act is launching an internet portal aimed at putting lawyers in touch with specialist IFAs.

The site allows lawyers to find financial planners who specialise in areas such as inheritance tax planning, pensions and divorce, stakeholder and corporate protection.

The financial planners are Pro-Act members who have all been vetted for their “quality and commitment”. Pro-Act will be underpinning the quality assurance with high-level technical training.

Pro-Act is a pseudo-network of solicitors and IFAs. It is based on the need for solicitors to refer financial services matters to qualified professionals or risk being potentially negligent under the tighter FSA regime when N2 arrives next year.

As part of the launch, Pro-Act is offering all financial planning firms capable of handling specialist work a free website designed according to their wishes. IFAs can create links to their site from Pro-Act&#39s site at www.uklegalworld.co.uk.

Pro-Act director Annette Kinsman says: “The need for law firms to work with financial planners is increasing, with pensions and divorce, stakeholder and corporate protection becoming much more closely examined by the regulators and the general public.”

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