State lawyer’s prices come under scrutiny
The law firm that provides legal services to the state is coming under criticism again for the amount it charges for its services.
The latest round of accusations comes after the firm, Paul Schmith, lost a case heard by both the High Court and the Supreme Court, yet charged the state three times as much as the plaintiff’s lawyers.
In return for being granted the sole right to provide legal assistance to the state, the firm, known as the Kammeradvokat, is required to offer a one-third discount.
The Kammeradvokat defended its fee in the case in question, arguing that its precedent-setting nature had required significant preparation.