Fitzgerald to tighten up area of legal costs

Consumer watchdog pushes for lower bills

22nd November, 2015
Frances Fitzgerald

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is to tighten up the area of legal costs in the legal services regulation bill after complaints from the consumer watchdog.

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has warned that the rules around legal costs are too loose, which would mean that lawyers would continue to be able to hit consumers with high bills.

But Fitzgerald told the Sunday Business Post that she would bring forward further amendments this...

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