The judge ordered that the Nigerian passports, allegedly retained by solicitor Ashimedua Okonkwo since late 2017, be returned “forthwith”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A solicitor’s retention of the passports of a Nigerian woman and her teenage daughter, currently in emergency accommodation, in a dispute over €1,500 (...)

Gerard Williams Sandys and Bryan C Brophy, of Sandys and Brophy, Galway, failed in their challenge to a decision by the Law Society to refer a complaint about the alleged overcharging to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Two solicitors overcharged by €340,000 for their work on administering the estate of a woman who left €14 million to the St Vincent de Paul charitable(...)