Wednesday 17 October 2018

Perrin may be struck off as files released

Declan Brennan and Sonya McLean

THE Law Society, the ruling body for solicitors, has secured the release of the transcripts of the sentencing hearings of Heather Perrin, a move that could lead to the jailed former judge being struck off the Roll of Solicitors.

Yesterday, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court directed the release of transcripts along with the certificates of Perrin's convictions.

The Law Society of Ireland applied to the court earlier this month for their release and yesterday Patrick Gageby SC, defending, said his client had no objection to them being released to the society.

Last year Perrin (61) was sentenced to two-and-half years in jail after a jury found she had tricked 82-year-old Thomas Davis into bequeathing half his estate worth about €1m to her two children while she was working as a solicitor.

She had pleaded not guilty.

Last month Perrin, of Malahide, Co Dublin, was sentenced to a further two-year prison term after she pleaded guilty to falsifying an account with the intent of making a gain on a date between May 2004 and February 2009. Both sentences run concurrently.

Irish Independent

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