RTE must mediate on legal actions, says celeb solicitor
Published 11/05/2014 | 02:30
Celebrity solicitor Paul Tweed, the man who represents Hollywood A-listers including Liam Neeson and Harrison Ford, has called on RTE to consider the practice of mediation in light of comments made by the managing director of RTE news and current affairs last week.
Kevin Bakhurst complained that the station is facing legal actions from "some well-known political figures", some of which he claimed were "expensive and are a public game of who-blinks-first, with a major price tag attached on our side – and where we are dealing with public money".
Mr Tweed said more emphasis on mediation could save taxpayers' money.
"In the 35 years I've been practising as a lawyer, there have been very few claims that could not have been settled early and amicably, with the will and co-operation from both sides."