Colleges wasting funds on ‘hugely expensive’ lawyers

Ireland“Universities are wasting money on ‘hugely expensive lawyers and barristers’ even though resources are stretched to the limit across the system, the annual conference of university teachers has been told. Mike Jennings, general secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), told the conference over the weekend that human resource departments in the colleges were well resourced but despite this, they were hiring legal experts at huge cost. Mr Jennings said this represented a ‘disgraceful waste of public money at a time when resources are stretched to the limit in the entire university system’ …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 27 April]

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