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High Court Master challenges lawyers on truth

The Master of the High Court has accused solicitors of having "only a nodding acquaintance with the truth" in fast-track applications for debt claims.

16th November, 2011
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Dublin's Four Courts

The Master of the High Court has accused solicitors of having "only a nodding acquaintance with the truth" in fast-track applications for debt claims.

Edmund Honohan, who manages preliminary applications to the High Court, criticised lawyers who brought fast-track actions against debtors who couldn't afford legal representation, without considering whether defendants had "a good arguable case".

Most plaintiffs bringing summary summons applications before the Master are banks seeking repayment of loans and mortgages. Honohan said...

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