State’s plan to take money won in mica legal actions is ‘probably unconstitutional’, law firm warns

Coleman Legal has urged the government to ‘immediately’ withdraw a provision that means the state will take over legal actions taken by homeowners if they’re signed up to its redress scheme

Coleman Legal said a stipulation in the general scheme of the new mica bill relating to legal action caused ‘immediate fundamental problems’. Picture:

A law firm representing more than 700 Donegal homeowners has criticised the government’s plan to take any money won in legal actions by mica homeowners who sign up to its redress scheme.

Yesterday, the Business Post reported that hundreds of homeowners could be denied access to money they win through legal cases if they enter into the defective blocks grant scheme.

The clause was contained in the general scheme of a bill on the issue ...