By Lorraine Compton
With hotels and restaurants relying on their staff to care for the wellbeing of their licence, proper staff training is a vital component of the licensed trade and can protect against costly legal proceedings and even closure.
The level of legal fees charged by barristers and solicitors has attracted much attention in Ireland in recent years. There is a definite perception in Irish society that lawyers charge too much for their professional services. In particular, much attention has been given to the level of fees charged by barristers working in the numerous tribunals currently in existence in Ireland. Investigative tribunals have become synonymous with high legal fees in recent years.