Thursday February 20, 2020

Claims of tribunal lawyers not set in stone

The Minister for Finance's tribunal cost agent says that excessive claims may not result in high payouts to lawyers, writes John Burke.

28th July, 2012
Stephen Fitzpatrick: 'Costs must be reasonably incurred.' Photo: Tony O'Shea

The Minister for Finance's tribunal cost agent says that excessive claims may not result in high payouts to lawyers.

Lawyers and their clients may submit large bills for their efforts at the Mahon and Moriarty Tribunals, but they may fail to recover some or all of their costs, according to senior legal cost accountant Stephen Fitzpatrick.

The 41-year-old's Dublin city-based firm, founded by his father, is the agent for the Minister for Finance, who pays...

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