November 03, 2005

Solicitors face grilling on overcharging claims by abuse victims

Irish Independent

THE LAW Society is preparing to quiz solicitors from 60 law firms after receiving a total of 125 complaints of overcharging from abuse survivors.

Some 46 solicitors have already been asked to appear before specially convened meetings of the society's complaints committee in the wake of the flood of allegations of overcharging.

To date, 125 complaints have been received by the lawyers' representative body, with claims solicitors acting for abuse survivors took a cut of the award made by the Residential Institutions Redress Board (RIRB).

Law Society director general, Ken Murphy, last night told the Irish Independent that the meetings - scheduled to take place over the next 10 days - had been organised through a "fast-track" process to speed up the procedure.

Posted by kshaw at November 3, 2005 08:41 AM