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 Post subject: Re: The Legal Profession- a law onto itself
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:36 am 
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slasher wrote:
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/solicitor-repays-344-000-in-extortionate-fees-he-paid-himself-from-child-s-estate-1.3540317


Such outstanding work deserves a retrospective review of similar cases, say ten years at least. What is planned?


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 Post subject: Re: The Legal Profession- a law onto itself
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:07 pm 
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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-a ... 2?mode=amp

Irish Times piece.

Quell surprise... Bollox solicitor is a Fianna Fail stalwart


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 Post subject: Re: The Legal Profession- a law onto itself
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:51 am 
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slasher wrote:
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-a ... -1.3540317

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A solicitor who paid himself what an independent solicitor described as “extortionate” fees of €344,000 out of a child’s €454,840 estate has reimbursed that sum, the High Court has heard... The regulation of practice (RTP) committee of the Society will hear details of the proposals next week to decide if they are adequate or whether the Society should proceed with its application to suspend the solicitor from practice pending a hearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).

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even Peter Kelly acquiesces in the face of legal profession cuntery

I'm probably being ridiculously naive, but I'm hoping he has yer man pegged for a crooked cunt and just needs to let the proper procedures take their course**. Meanwhile, it turns out the solicitor's missus is up to her bollicks in it too has at least a tangential relation to the affair also (edited after noting there are no charges laid). She was the office manager and cheque signer in the same firm, and has also had to resign by court order. Get this though, she's also a former national treasurer for Fianna Fáil and member of its Ard Chomhairle, and current director of organisation for the Roscommon-Galway constituency. Big kerfuffle at the AGM of the constituency FF as they're looking to boot her out too ...

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politic ... -1.3596444

Oh, and on a quick Google of yer man, I nearly glossed over this which I thought was the same case but is actually another with an almost identical MO...

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/c ... 72444.html

He took over a quarter of another estate in fees, claiming he had authorisation to do so when he didn't, and again with a big chunk of fees "in anticipation" of litigation that didn't actually take place. The widow involved only got suspicious when she heard through the media that yer man was being investigated in the other case.


** EDIT: ok, looks like I was ridiculously naive. Judge Kelly didn't strike off another solicitor and allowed her to continue to practice under supervision after a finding of professional misconduct against her for "causing a deficit" of €259,000 on a client account. (Interesting term for transferring money without authorisation).

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