What sort of QA procedures are in place to detect improper conduct? How many cases are reviewed a year and is there any process of random review and review of cases where there has been an expression of concern? Surveillance and enforcement have to be toughened up - that much is clear.In cases such as this, the solicitors concerned are struck off long before theyre tried for a crime.
Youd think that every single case this person was ever involved with would be under review as a matter of urgency.It's very very complicated to get struck off. In this case we see that the solicitor was already up to no good decades ago. And let continue. Like that's a red rag.
But not only that, I'm amazed that it's not a crime that should mean jail time. And I bet we don't know the half of it. What else was covered over, people dead, estates long distributed etc.
Hasnt to date.not sure if thats correct,as such striking off prejudges the case ?
Theres a complaints process and solicitors have to produce audited accounts each year and can be subject to further audit by the Law SocietyWhat sort of QA procedures are in place to detect improper conduct? How many cases are reviewed a year and is there any process of random review and review of cases where there has been an expression of concern? Surveillance and enforcement have to be toughened up - that much is clear.
It gets better:
Deficit on suspended Roscommon solicitorâs client account may exceed â¬600,000
It may be necessary to call Mr O Callaghan and the current joint managers of the Pound Street practice, Mr Steen and Aoife OCallaghan, a daughter of Mr OCallaghan, before the committee to address matters in the report, she said.
Mr OCallaghans case was back before the president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, on Monday, for an update.
So O'Callaghan's daugher is also a solicitor and she is now a manager of the solicitors practice. I wonder is Mr. Steen also related somehow.
In England a solicitor's accounts and a random selection of case files are examined on site by auditors sent in by whatever insurance firm is providing the mandatory Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII).
'very disquieting'. Those wouldn't be the words I'd use if any of my family had money as a client with this solicitor.
There's a cosiness about this case that should be of concern to the public. If a Joe or Mary Soap had failed to carry out a directive of a court, he/she would be behind bars fairly quickly.