We learned today on RTEs Liveline, of the first thieving Irish solicitor to get away scot free with robbing a client.
Jack, the victim, rang in to say that the solicitor who robbed him of €5,000 has been given the lowest possible “punishment’ by the Law Society’s Complaints Committee – a reprimand.
This committee has decided that there is no need to forward Jacks case on to the Disciplinary Committee, which is the next level of the Law Society’s “justice’ system
Meanwhile, in the UK, it has been revealed that lawyers double charged clients involved in a compensation scheme for miners.
Enquiries have been launched by the Law Society of England, The Department of Trade Industry and most tellingly by The Serious Fraud Squad.
So, in England we see the legal profession, the Government and the police all immediately involved in investigating these serious criminal allegations.
In the corrupt state of Ireland, solicitors are allowed to decide for themselves, in secret, what “punishment’ they will mete out to their colleagues. The State has no involvement or interest whatsoever.
This serves as a good example of the difference between a hopelessly corrupt state like Ireland and a functioning accountable democracy.
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HEFT BY THE LAW SOCIETY ITSELF
WHILE I AM AWARE OF SYSTEMATIC CORUPTION BY SOLICITORS, WHAT TOOK THE BISCUIT (WELL ONE OUT OF A VERY BIG BOX) WAS TO HEAR KEN MURPHY THE DG OF THE LAW SOCIETY GLOATING ABOUT HIS RANK AND FILE MEMBERS DISGUST THAT FELLOW MEMBERS WOULD STEAL.
NOT ALONE IS IT HIS RANK AND FILE MEMBERS WHO ARE SERIAL WHITE COLLAR CRIMINALS, BUT MURPHY HIMSELF HAS STOLEN EXPENSE MONEY.
CONTRARY TO COMMON BELIEF, IT IS YOUR OWN SOLICITOR THAT YOU SHOULD MOST FEAR. THE VALIDATED EVIDENCE I HAVE SEEN EXTENDS TO A LAW SOCIETY SOLICITIOR CAVORTING WITH SO CALLED DISCIPLINARY TRIBUNAL “JUDGES’, THE CHAIRMAN OF WHICH WAS IS AN EX-BANK MANAGER. THIS SOLICITOR WAS EVEN IN THE ROOM WITH THESE KANGAROOS WHEN THEY HAD RETIRED TO “COME TO A DECISION’. THE DECISION WAS THAT DESPITE THE THIEVING SOLICITOR HAVING TO ADMIT THE CAHGTES, THEY LET HIM OFF. NOW WHAT COULD THEY POSSIBLY HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING AT THAT JUNCTURE, I MEAN WHAT WAS IT THAT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED BEFOIRE OF AFTER?
THIS IS A RISK TO NATIONAL SECURITY, I SUPPOSE JUST LIKE A LOT OF TE OTHER TGHINGS THAT SOLICITORS AND BANKERS GET UP TO.
I HAVE A CATALOGUE OF SIMILAR CASES THAT I WILL SHARE WITH YOU AT A LATER STAGE. ONE IS FUNNY, WEEL IF IT WASN’T SO SERIOUS. THE SPANISH HAVE MADE AN AMAZING DISCOVERY IN THIS AREA, THEY HAVE TWIGGED THAT A PROPERTY CAN HAVE A SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER SELLING PRICE THAT BUYING PRICE, WITH YOU KNOW WHO TAKING THE DIFFERENCE.
EVIVA IRLANDEâ€¦.WE GOT HERE 30 YEARS BEFORE YOUâ€¦WITH THE LAND FOR ONE OF OUR REGIONAL AIRPORTS.
WE EVEN HAVE SOLICITORS IN KERRY WHO ARE TRADING IN KERRY CO COUNCIL FIRE CERTS AND WHERE THEY RECENTLY HAD TO AUDIT THE 2,000 HYDRANTS AS THEY WERE MISLABELLED AND WHERE EMERGENCY STAFF COULD NOT ID THEM IN AT LEAST 2 PUBLISHED EMERGENCY INCIDENTS. IN ONE CASE AN HISTIORIC PROPERTY AT FINUGE, LISTOWEL WAS CONSEQUENTLY DESTROYED. A LOCAL TD VILIFIED A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WHO RAISED THE MATTER, WHY? BECAUSE THE SOLICITOR IS HIS MATE AND PARTY SPOKESPERSON. THIS SOLICITOR HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF NO LESS THAT 15 CHARGES BY HIS OWN BLOODY UNION, THE LAW SOCIETY, IN RECENT TIMES. HE COMMITTED 13 OFFENCES SOME 12 YEARS AGO. AND THIS IS THE MAN A MAINSTREAM POLITICAL PARTY HAS AS A SPOKESPERSON. AT THE TIME OF WRITING I UNDERSTAND THE PARTY LEADER IS REFUSING TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE. AND TEH AFFOREMENTIONED KEN MURPHY KNOWS ALL ABOUT IT. GOD BLESS US ALL.
ANYWAY TAKE CARE, AND DON’T SHOOT THE FIRST SOLICITOR YOUS SEE, LET HIM TO ME AND YOU CAN HAVE THE REST!
Interesting post. Ken Murphy’s exultation of the rank and file solicitors’ supposed outrage was cynical in light of the failure to date of the Law Society to punish those responsible to a sufficient degree. A serious case of defrauding the victims of institutional abuse warranted removal from the roll of solicitors or suspension, I have not seen any report to date as to whether such action is intended by the Law Society. Obviously such proceedings take time, but given the lack of information of late on any Law Society action on the matter it seems that we should not expect them.
Public Inquiry…just a general comment…It’d be nice to see a “Barristers” category in addition to you “Judicial” and “Solicitors” categories.
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