Businessman's legal bill cut by two-thirds

A businessman involved in a family law case has had a legal bill of €115,000 cut to €40,000.

21st April, 2012
Businessman's legal bill cut by two-thirds
James Flynn, taxing master.

A businessman involved in a family law case has had a legal bill of €115,000 cut to €40,000.

Taxing master James Flynn ruled that O'Gorman Solicitors of O'Connell Street, Limerick, had not given the businessman an estimate of his legal costs before the divorce action began. Section 68 of the 1994 Solicitors (Amendment) Act requires solicitors to give clients a written estimate of legal costs at an early stage.

According to the taxing master, O'Gorman Solicitors advised...

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