Saturday October 31, 2020

Law Society: Less than 1% of firms overcharged

The director general of the Law Society has said that less than one per cent of solicitors' firms have been accused of overcharging clients who made claims to the Residential Institutions Redress Board.

15th October, 2005

The director general of the Law Society has said that less than one per cent of solicitors' firms have been accused of overcharging clients who made claims to the Residential Institutions Redress Board.

Ken Murphy said that Right of Place, a Cork-based abuse victims' organisation, claimed that it had evidence of 20 firms charging fees on top of fees paid by the board.

“There are 2,200 firms in the country,” said Murphy, “so this figure represents...

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