What will the Divorcee Do now? Money is Tight, at present, even for the Legal Eagles?

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Solicitor censured by watchdog claims he cannot afford to pay divorcee €5,000 compensation

Case puts new disciplinary regime in the spotlight

Dublin solicitor Donal Taaffe was ordered to pay €5,000 to his former client. Photo: Maxpix

Dublin solicitor Donal Taaffe was ordered to pay €5,000 to his former client. Photo: Maxpix

November 19 2022 02:30 AM


A solicitor censured for providing inadequate representation to a divorcee has told the legal services watchdog he cannot afford to compensate his former client.

The case, which involves Dublin solicitor Donal Taaffe, has raised issues regarding the efficiency of the disciplinary regime for lawyers and the ability of clients to recover compensation if a practitioner cannot or will not pay.

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