Monday 19 November 2018

Compensation costs hit €4.7m

Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

THE Law Society, the ruling body for solicitors, shut down Michael Lynn's legal practice in October 2007.

Since then, the society's compensation fund has admitted claims totalling €4.7m in respect of complaints against Mr Lynn.

Mr Lynn was struck off the solicitor's roll in May 2008 and ordered to pay €2m to the compensation fund.

The fine has not been paid and the society has paid out €2.57m to date, not including its legal costs.

The director general of the society, Ken Murphy, said: "The solicitors' profession is delighted that there has been significant progress today towards the return of Michael Lynn to at last to face his many victims."

Irish Independent

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