Sixty seven per cent of Australian law firms believe that multi-disciplinary (MDP) mergers may be the way forward.

The research by InfoTrack and Chilli IQ also revealed that one in four firms had lost business to non-law firms.

The results are interesting for the UK market too considering the recent announcement of Eversheds, RPC and Bird & Bird's non-law consultancy offerings. Will we start seeing MDP mergers in the future?