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
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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