Isme boss claims solicitors are acting contrary to clients’ best interests in personal injury cases

If clients are receiving less compensation by litigating than by accepting a payout settlement on foot of legal advice, they are being shortchanged by their lawyers, small business group says

30th July, 2021
Isme boss claims solicitors are acting contrary to clients’ best interests in personal injury cases
Neil McDonnell, chief executive of Isme, said solicitors are not acting in their clients’ best interests in personal injury cases. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The chief executive of Isme has claimed that solicitors in Ireland “are acting contrary to their clients’ best interests” by allowing personal injury claims go to the High Court even if they will not result in significantly higher awards for claimants.

Neil McDonnell, chief executive of the Irish SME Association (Isme), told the Business Post that Central Bank data published this month regarding personal and employer injury awards was “scandalous” and highlighted...

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