Axess Law, which currently has branches at ten Walmarts across Toronto, plans to open eight more in Ontario next year, including in the country’s capital Ottawa.
Mark Morris, co-founder of Axess, told Legal Futures: “Our mandate is national. There are around 380 Walmarts across the country and many are viable options for us.”
Mr Morris said there were thousands more Walmarts in the USA where the Axess model could work, not to mention Asdas in the UK.
The UK government said at the end of last month, in a Treasury paper on boosting competition, that it would “further reduce barriers” to alternative business structures, making it easier for supermarkets and estate agents to offer legal services like conveyancing, probate and litigation.
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