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Consumer body calls for monitoring of legal profession


20 October 2005

An independent regulatory body to oversee the legal profession must now be established, the Consumers Association of Ireland has said,

The association slammed recent revelations that certain solicitors, who having been paid their full fees by the Residential Institutions Redress Board, allegedly double-charged vulnerable victims of abuse. 

As many as 80 complaints of over-charging have reportedly been passed to the Law Society, which has said it will initiate an investigation with the promise of appropriate action if found necessary.

Michael Kilcoyne of the CAI said that this alleged double charging is “tantamount to theft”.