Reports of overcharging of abuse victims by lawyers

Survivors of child abuse are claiming there are quite a few Kerry abuse victims who are being over charged by lawyers. It`s alleged some solicitors are charging clients up to ten thousand euro although legal costs are supposed to be covered by the Residential Institutions Redress Board.Other victims are claiming that their solicitors have withheld up to ten per cent of the compensation awarded by the board. The Complaints Committee of the Law Society is meeting today to discuss the allegations. John Kerry of SOCA, details how one Kerry woman was wrongfully charged 22,000 euro.

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