Universities rack up €12m legal bill

More than €12 million was spent on legal fees by seven universities in a four-year period, according to figures obtained by this newspaper.

24th February, 2013

More than €12 million was spent on legal fees by seven universities in a four-year period, according to figures obtained by this newspaper.

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Cork (UCC) accounted for the largest expenditure on legal firms - with each of the two universities racking up €3 million in legal costs from 2007 to 2011.

The country's top firms, which include Arthur Cox, McCann Fitzgerald, Matheson Ormsby Prentice and Mason Hayes Curran, were taken...

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