Friday 19 January 2018

Shane Phelan: Eye-watering cost of law is putting justice out of reach

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Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

The eye-watering potential legal costs outlined in the dispute between Euro Safety Training Services Ltd and the former State training agency FÁS are further proof - not that it was needed - of the huge fees earned by the legal profession.

Thanks to a judgment from Mr Justice Max Barrett we have learned that a 20-day trial in the High Court would cost around €600,000 to bring to completion.

Some €220,000 of this would go on solicitors' professional fees.

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