Universities spend average of €2.7m a year on external legal fees

“Universities have spent an average of nearly €2.7m a year on external legal fees since 2006 with up to two thirds going towards resolving staff disputes. The highest spend on external legal fees was by University College Cork where almost €2.9m of the total €4.6m legal bill in the seven years to 2012 was allocated to human resources cases …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 30 September]

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