Dear EmmaThank you for your response.I will address my response to you in three separate segments.1.
The evidence supporting the claim that there is systemic abuse by the legal professionof Australian consumers in relation to Inheritance matters.2.
The reasons it is in the national and international interest of Australia to prevent thisconsumer abuse by lawyers of Australian families in regards to inheritance matters.3.
The reasons why the ACCC does not receive complaints about these matters and whyAustralian consumers are denied their consumer rights when dealing with the legal profession in inheritance matters and the need for the ACCCC to act now in thenational interest.
OneThe evidence supporting the claim that there is systemic abuse by the legal profession of Australian consumers in relation to Inheritance matters
In your reply you state the following.The ACCC endeavours to focus on systemic or widespread issues rather than trying toresolve all individual consumer complaints. In general, investigations are conductedconfidentially and the ACCC does not comment on matters it may or may not beinvestigating.Is inheritance abuse of families by lawyers, or law firms wide spread and systemic?I would like to point you to three separate documents that suggest the problem is wide spreadand systemic in nature.a.
Summary of the 2010 Succession Law Round Table convened by the Legal ServicesCommissioner of VictoriaRef pg 4.
(b) Probate and estate law generates a high level of complaints
Succession law, involving wills, probate and estate law, consistently attracts a high number of complaints each year. Since the LSC was established, this area of law has attracted highcomplaint numbers.For the four year period from 1 January 2006 until 31 December 2009, a total of 919complaints had been received about lawyers relating to probate and estate matters. Thesecomplaints contained 1411 separate allegations; some complaints contained more than oneallegation.
The most common complaints made about lawyers in the area of probate and estateinclude: