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An Irish sole practitioner has put out a call to his profession to challenge an "unworkable piece of legislation" requiring solicitors to disclose their costs in advance.
Richard O'Hanrahan's campaign against section 68 of the 1994 Solicitors Act was launched in the letters page of the Irish Law Society Gazette.
Section 68 calls for solicitors to provide actual charges, estimates or, failing that, the basis of charges incurred in court the first time contact is made with a client.
O'Hanrahan said he had had no response from fellow solicitors following his letter but he would welcome a group of 20 to 30 lawyers pooling their resources to challenge the law. He described the law as "a knee-jerk reaction", adding that "it's a bad law to get politicians elected".