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Cost of going to court doesn’t add up for public

Barristers have taken most of the flak for the correct perception that legal costs are a massive rip-off.

21st January, 2006

Barristers have taken most of the flak for the correct perception that legal costs are a massive rip-off.

But the blame, or at least most of it, actually rests with solicitors.

One Galway solicitor tried to overcharge the state by a factor of three, amounting to more than €1.5million. Several ‘reputable’ Dublin solicitors have been found to be at the rip-off game as well. To a large extent, the state itself has been complicit in...

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