Legal Costs

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The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of a solicitor against the High Court's refusal to review a Taxing Master's assessment. Delivering judgment for the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice Maurice Collins found that Mr Justice Donald Binchy “was particularly qualified to carry out such an exer

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A solicitor was directed to pay €500 to a client who won a payout in a personal injuries case after not adequately explaining the costs involved. The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) found that the legal services "were of an inadequate standard because the poor communication from the

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Mason Hayes & Curran partners Gerard Kelly and Gearoid Carey explore recent case law on the allocation of costs in civil litigation. The Court of Appeal recently, in Word Perfect Translation Services Ltd v Minster for Public Expenditure and Reform [2023] IECA 189, addressed a costs order made in

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The District Court scale of costs has been updated for the first time since 2014, with increases of at least five per cent across the board. The District Court (Costs) Rules 2023 set out a new schedule of costs for solicitors in various categories of civil proceedings, as well as briefing fees for c

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Around €1.1 million in unpaid barristers' fees has been recovered through The Bar of Ireland's in-house fee recovery service since its launch less than three years ago. Over 175 members of the Law Library are now "actively using" the Bar's practice support and fee recovery service for assistanc

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A major new report jointly commissioned by the Law Society of Ireland and The Bar of Ireland has recommended a system of non-binding guidelines for legal practitioners as the best means of controlling costs while ensuring fair and equal access to justice. The independent report was produced by EY an

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