1. Whose codes will predominate: lawyers, engineers or accountants?
2. Do professionals report to one of their own, or a member from a different profession?
3. Who would be sued?
4. Won’t focus be on profit rather than serving the public interest?
Multidisciplinary practices, or MDPs, are probably an inevitable development. Clients want “one-stop shopping,” at a professional firm where they can go for all their needs, and where the partner responsible for their work can keep them briefed on new services that might be worth using.
New services offered currently include:
• Legal services
• Actuarial services
• Engineering services
• Investment services
• Risk assessment services
• Ethics and integrity services