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Sunday 20 April 2014

FitzPatrick to face court quiz over UK office

A COURT official in charge of Sean FitzPatrick's bankruptcy wants to widen the scope of questioning of the former Anglo Irish Bank chairman about the ownership of an office block in London.

Mr FitzPatrick is to be cross-examined in the High Court by lawyers for the Official Assignee in Bankruptcy, Chris Lehane, the court-appointed official who distributes a bankrupt's assets to creditors.

He will be questioned over the ownership of the Woolgate Exchange office block in London.

Yesterday, when the matter was briefly mentioned before the High Court, lawyers for Mr Lehane said their client's intention was to seek to widen the scope of their intended cross-examination of Mr FitzPatrick in relation to the London property.

However, that application has not been completed and the court was asked to further adjourn the matter so that the application could be finalised.

Mr Justice Kevin Feeney adjourned the matter to a date later this month.

Mr FitzPatrick, from Greystones, Co Wicklow, is estimated to have debts of €150m compared to assets of €47m.

Irish Independent

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