Sunday 25 June 2017

Solicitor faces jail after allegedly failing to pay former client €23k

Solicitor faces jail after allegedly failing to pay former client €23k
Solicitor faces jail after allegedly failing to pay former client €23k

Aodhan O'Faolain

THE High Court will decide next week whether to jail a solicitor for alleged contempt of an order directing him to pay to €23,000 to a former client.

Solicitor John Condon, practising under the title of McMahon & Tweedy Solicitors, Merchants Quay, Dublin, is alleged to have failed to comply with a court order to pay monies to the estates of two Co Wicklow based siblings who died in the 1990's.

The application to have Mr Condon jailed for contempt, brought by the executor of the estates, is London based Nikolaus David Sean Boulting.

He is the nephew of the late Jennifer Maud Elinor Davidson of Ardsilla Delgany Co Wicklow, who died in 1994 and the late James Norris Goddard Davidson of Donard Demensne, Donard, Co Wicklow who died in the 1998.

It is claimed Mr Condon was engaged to act on behalf of the estates of both deceased.

Mr Condon has opposed the application seeking to have him committed to prison, and denies any wrongdoing.

The matter came before Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, who following submissions from both parties, reserved his decision to next week.

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