The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly refused a Law Society application to strike off Thomas D’Alton and said the alternative sanction fashioned by the court was a “proportionate” response to the solicitor’s wrongdoing.

A solicitor who admitted professional misconduct, including using €10,000 in client monies towards paying his personal tax bill, has been suspended fo(...)

Declan O’Callaghan, the senior solicitor and principal of Kilrane O’Callaghan, Ballaghaderreen’s best-known and largest legal practice. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

December 2009 should have been an unremarkable month in the young life of Brian Colleran. The 21-year-old from Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon was a ke(...)

Declan O’Callaghan of  Kilraine O’Callaghan Solicitors. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A Co Roscommon solicitor has agreed before the High Court to a range of orders, including not to practice as a solicitor, pending the outcome of an in(...)

Making the orders sought, Mr Justice Peter Kelly said this was “sadly another case of a solicitor with a deficit on their client account”.

A struck-off solicitor who had a deficit of €625,000 on a client account is not a fit person to be a member of the solicitors profession, the presiden(...)