Suspended solicitor is declared bankrupt
A PROMINENT Cork solicitor who has had his practising certificate suspended by the President of the High Court has been declared bankrupt.
Keith Flynn was the principal of Keith Flynn & Co, which had offices in Cork and Dublin.
Another solicitor who worked for the firm, former Fine Gael local election candidate Lyndsey Clarke, also had her practising certificate suspended before Christmas.
They were simultaneously suspended last month by the court's president, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, pending a further order. It has now emerged that Mr Flynn, with an address at The Cottages, Barrington's Avenue, Ballintemple, was declared bankrupt in the High Court on January 16.
The Law Society of Ireland - which regulates solicitors - has refused to say why Mr Flynn and Ms Clarke were suspended from practice.
Ms Clarke was a candidate in Cork during the 2014 local election campaign, but failed to be elected.
She was contesting the Cork city north-west ward. Last year, it was reported that Ms Clarke was being considered by Fine Gael as a potential general election candidate.
Ms Clarke and Mr Flynn both submitted affidavits to the High Court in August.
But the Law Society refused to divulge any details of any complaints that may have been made against the pair, or any disciplinary action that has been taken or is underway against them.
Mr Flynn must now disclose all of his property to the court. Creditors can also now prove their debts and choose to appoint a creditors' assignee.