The cost of legal advice to Irish Institutes of Technology

How much do institutes of technology and universities spend on external legal advice? Thanks to the indefatigable Peter Mathews TD we now have the information for the IoT sector. See below the total external spend on legal advice per annum, broken down between HR and other issues.

Some interesting figures here.  What was going on in LIT in 2002 (400k non HR) and 2007 (116k) ;  What is the story in Cork IT spending over 100k on non HR related legal fees every year since 2006? ; What about IADT, the smallest of them all, and its non HR legal spend in the last few years? ; similarly IT Sligo has a few non HR spends over 100k in 2009 and 2012?; DIT and WIT seem to be veritable gold mines for the lawyers ;  whats going on in Athlone that it spends so much on external legal fees related to HR issues?

Im sure that there are perfectly good explanations for these spending but it might be nice to see them. At times of stringent resource constraints one has to wonder also if these spends are wholly justified. It is in my experience and opinion a relatively easy way out to throw law at a management, HR or structural problem when the best solution might be an internal resolution. Lets bear in mind that while there has been change the legal profession still charges massive fees.

Human Resources

 IITR

 ITB

 LIT

2001

 €19,066

 €5,000

 €-

2002

 €36,416

 €-

 €-

2003

 €40,270

 €22,000

 €-

2004

 €24,192

 €44,000

 €-

2005

 €17,729

 €11,239

 €-

2006

 €52,256

 €1,951

 €-

2007

 €64,111

 €16,177

 €-

2008

 €54,676

 €24,424

 €-

2009

 €9,383

 €7,828

 €-

2010

 €50,125

 €10,361

 €-

2011

 €41,570

 €3,360

 €-

2012

 €39,644

 €23,845

 €20,006

Non HR

 IITR

 ITB

 LIT

2001

 €8,171

 €-

2002

 €15,607

 €49,850

 €417,993

2003

 €16,448

 €-

 €84,662

2004

 €10,368

 €-

 €23,628

2005

 €7,598

 €-

 €64,882

2006

 €22,395

 €12,775

 €11,154

2007

 €22,586

 €780

 €116,282

2008

 €34,580

 €12,539

 €17,653

2009

 €24,761

 €3,150

 €65,696

2010

 €18,290

 €1,391

 €13,543

2011

 €16,979

 €4,355

 €90,088

2012

 €17,811

 €2,799

 €55,009

Human Resources

 LYIT

 GMIT

 CIT

2001

 €17,000

2002

 €15,000

2003

 €21,000

2004

 €4,923

 €36,169

 €35,462

2005

 €58,774

 €40,141

 €37,000

2006

 €1,062

 €65,563

 €36,000

2007

 €23,595

 €46,365

 €78,000

2008

 €28,354

 €88,013

 €34,231

2009

 €1,276

 €19,749

 €63,000

2010

 €2,390

 €45,940

 €86,000

2011

 €14,356

 €48,980

 €96,000

2012

 €4,637

 €91,802

 €85,000

Non HR

 LYIT

 GMIT

 CIT

2001

 €38,569

2002

 €34,414

2003

 €17,130

 €54,361

2004

 €6,118

 €2,463

 €98,630

2005

 €1,331

 €1,367

 €60,779

2006

 €2,093

 €3,759

 €106,557

2007

 €3,977

 €-

 €232,858

2008

 €7,547

 €4,733

 €175,027

2009

 €28,833

 €2,066

 €118,003

2010

 €17,465

 €19,228

 €229,309

2011

 €29,106

 €56,703

 €350,414

2012

 €8,307

 €1,485

 €129,687

Human Resources

 ITS

 IADT

 ITTD

2001

 €12,217

2002

 €6,679

2003

 €-

2004

 €-

2005

 €1,301

2006

 €-

2007

 €9,300

2008

 €4,150

 €-

2009

 €1,116

 €2,097

2010

 €10,206

 €1,608

2011

 €17,479

 €877

2012

 €2,517

 €1,040

Non HR

 ITS

 IADT

 ITTD

2001

 €45,033

 €9,973

2002

 €15,486

 €40,310

2003

 €30,604

 €86,077

2004

 €22,954

 €-

2005

 €17,885

 €21,955

2006

 €27,453

 €38,687

2007

 €49,078

 €36,949

2008

 €34,584

 €52,447

 €64,877

2009

 €169,110

 €24,045

 €25,547

2010

 €72,734

 €70,583

 €51,684

2011

 €55,444

 €169,000

 €14,946

2012

 €159,630

 €229,000

 €29,863

Human Resources

 DIT

 WIT

 DKIT

2001

 €130,793

2002

 €130,793

2003

 €90,114

2004

 €112,422

 €22,770

2005

 €189,842

 €8,260

2006

 €146,072

 €42,944

 €6,329

2007

 €271,347

 €32,050

 €9,279

2008

 €38,686

 €12,677

 €9,755

2009

 €234,134

 €15,677

2010

 €88,477

 €14,974

 €1,845

2011

 €131,310

 €24,323

2012

 €133,617

 €55,730

 €123

Non HR

 DIT

 WIT

 DKIT

2001

 €173,219

2002

 €173,219

2003

 €77,185

 €230,000

2004

 €250,407

 €40,280

 €3,993

2005

 €192,066

 €24,498

2006

 €91,532

 €101,850

 €780

2007

 €174,101

 €71,422

 €5,129

2008

 €706,204

 €46,958

 €104,720

2009

 €416,241

 €67,319

 €31,714

2010

 €293,946

 €46,669

 €9,933

2011

 €208,443

 €87,201

 €9,364

2012

 €257,128

 €224,757

 €2,253

Human Resources

 ITC

 AIT

2001

2002

2003

2004

 €-

 €45,802

2005

 €-

 €28,179

2006

 €-

 €91,604

2007

 €1,876

 €88,192

2008

 €8,743

 €74,039

2009

 €957

 €132,817

2010

 €46,020

 €70,209

2011

 €65,692

 €263,027

2012

 €22,612

 €153,127

Non HR

 ITC

 AIT

2001

2002

2003

2004

 €3,146

 €12,435

2005

 €1,927

 €57,070

2006

 €1,615

 €48,996

2007

 €9,341

 €68,144

2008

 €10,560

 €207,163

2009

 €8,272

 €13,817

2010

 €30,587

 €98,695

2011

 €81,335

 €553,560

2012

 €51,851

 €1,689,024

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3 thoughts on “The cost of legal advice to Irish Institutes of Technology

  1. Pingback: Ninth Level Ireland » Blog Archive » The cost of legal advice to Irish Institutes of Technology

  2. cormac

    I find it quite hard to make sense of the figures. After all, each college has between 500-1000 staff members, and we are given no information of the number of cases (do the figures include court cases, for example?). It would be very useful to compare these figures with the equivalent for the universities, and for companies of the same size

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