Seems possible ok,maybe link to Opus Dei,Knights etc. Declan was very involved in St Nathy's in the town,both college & CathedralVery ininteresting,he had been red flagged and returned to old ways again. Law society have a lot to answer for .I feel there were big fish at play here,maybe involving the RC Church,some judges etc.
His daughters's practice also needs to be looked at as the wife is involved in both.We still have no clear idea of the number of people affected or the money lost in the history of the practice. Even showing a little more concern about the data would send a bit of a message to other practitioners.
Won’t happen. Look how they treat the public with contempt refusing to release the case against him to the Irish Times claiming ‘sub judice’ on something that has been legally decided upon.Even worse for the Law Society now in that they look distinctly like an organisation that can't regulate its profession adequately. There's only one answer to that and that is tighter external regulation by way of law.
Which he did and why wouldn’t he? Any young fella can have a few lapses, like.There were three members of the 1990 committee of inquiry but, despite what they discovered, only one of them felt O’Callaghan’s behaviour made him unfit to be a solicitor and that he should be barred from the profession permanently.
The other two recommended, and the High Court accepted, that he be allowed continue in practice, watched over for three years, after which, he could resume – which he did.
Yes, the matter was sub judice so the identities of these individuals cannot be released. Ommmmmmm.Asked this week who sat in judgment on O’Callaghan 30 years ago, the Law Society declined to say, asserting the matter was sub judice. Citing the same reason, the society also declined to furnish The Irish Times with a copy of the report that led to the 1990 High Court decision or to say whether it had, at that time, referred O’Callaghan’s conduct to the Garda.
Indeed. Where are the criminal fraud charges? On the way hopefully..Litany of theft and fraud, left to practise, more theft, more fraud, no Garda action ...
Conclusion: Theft is fine if you are a solicitor. You’re unlikely to be caught. If you are caught it’s only because you’re so flagrant. And no other solicitor is overcharging, adding mysterious costs or deluding you as to your legal monetary entitlements. Plus the Gardai don’t want to know.