October 21, 2005

Dempsey 'told two years ago' of solicitors' overcharging


21/10/2005 - 11:47:11

It has emerged that the former Minister for Education Noel Dempsey was told two years ago that some solicitors were overcharging victims of institutional abuse.

A spokesperson for abuse survivors in Britain says he met Mr Dempsey in 2003, and told him that some law firms were charging victims of abuse.

Lawyer’s fees in these cases are already covered by the Institutional Redress Board, and it is now believed that some lawyers were being paid by both the IRB and their clients in abuse cases.

Posted by kshaw at October 21, 2005 10:13 AM