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

@aarrogan
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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