A High Court judge has dismissed a challenge by a solicitor to a Taxing Master’s decision to reduce by some €650,000 the costs sought by him from a f(...)

Solicitor Joseph Buckley is objecting to decisions of the taxing master on some of his bills.  Photograph: iStock

The case of a solicitor who disputes he overcharged a former client by more than €650,000 was described by an experienced legal costs accountant as th(...)

 Solicitor Joseph Buckley outside  the Four Courts  during a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Mary Carolan A solicitor found to have engaged in “blatant “overcharging of a former client by more than €650,000 is seeking a High Court review of (...)

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby film. F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is an option on the 2017 single text list for Leaving Cert

Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman has topped reading lists all over the world this summer. The story of the long-hidden second novel by the bestsellin(...)

Priests meeting parishioners outside Saint Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Mass goers at Dublin’s Pro Cathedral on Sunday proved a modest lot when stopped at random to discuss next Friday’s same sex referendum. Not many had r(...)

Taxing master Declan O’Neill made his decision after the State Claims Agency contested the bill of costs in the case of a young girl with cerebral palsy who received €1.9 million last year in partial settlement of her High Court action over negligence in the treatment of her mother while pregnant.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The taxing master cut fees for lawyers in a medical negligence case by up to 50 per cent and ordered that the State should not have to cover the full (...)