Saturday November 28, 2020

Solicitor found guilty of misconduct over failure to recover fees

Barrister went unpaid for work on dozens of cases dating back a decade and a half as long-standing relationship broke down

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

25th October, 2020
An appeal of findings by the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal to the High Court found that the solicitor was guilty of professional misconduct

A solicitor has been deemed guilty by the High Court of professional misconduct after failing to recover fees due to a barrister after dozens of cases.

Ms Justice Niamh Hyland said that members of the public would be concerned “about a practice where one professional prevents bills issued by another professional from even reaching the client”.

“Where a solicitor disregards the obligation to use best endeavours to recover fees, it adversely affects not...

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