*A solicitor firm is acquiring personal injury clients through a claims harvesting website, an Independent.ie investigation has found.The firm is based in Newry and its principal solicitor, Ian Mallon, is currently facing allegations of misconduct by the Law Society.
The Law Society alleges that Mr Mallon has an arrangement with Claims.ie, a site “whom he knew, or upon reasonable inquiry should have known” is acting in contravention of s.5 of the Solicitors (Amendment) Act 2002.
…Independent.ie has learned that the medical consultant is Dr Rahul Gupta, who is a registered GP in the UK but not in Ireland. Dr Gupta, who says he specialises in orthopaedic surgery, travels down from the North to carry out medical consultations in an office on Abbey Street in Dublin city centre on the first Saturday of every month.
Mr McPolin said he usually refers clients to Dr Gupta after around three months but advised the reporter to consult with their own GP also.
Claims.ie says it will “provide you with a detailed assessment of your case, including whether the circumstances give rise to a viable claim and also the level of damages you should expect to receive.”*