March 23, 2006

Claimants to stay with Redress Board

IRELAND
One in Four

Solicitors dealing with the victims of institutional abuse will probably get some phone calls this morning following the award of 300,000 to a man abused in St Joseph's institution in Kilkenny.

This is believed to be considerably more than the likely award in the Redress Board. It is understood that David Connellan was offered less than half this figure by the board, which he rejected.

According to lawyers dealing with Redress Board cases, the average awards fall between 50,000 and 100,000.

The highest award to any client of one lawyer who spoke to The Irish Times was 170,000.

Posted by kshaw at March 23, 2006 08:55 AM