Law Society of Ireland v Doocey [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    IECA 2
  • Legal Body
    Court of Appeal (IECA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discipline and Grievance, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Professional Misconduct; Appeal; Dishonesty

This appeal was brought before the court by Ms. Kathleen Doocey, Solicitor, of KM Doocey Solicitors, Belmullet, Co. Mayo.  Following a Law Society investigation, Ms. Doocey was the subject of a complaint to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.  The Appellant made admissions to 24 allegations of professional misconduct relating to a deficit of €169,000 on her client account, financial irregularities, constituting a serious departure from the requirements of the Solicitors Accounts Regulations. 

The Tribunal recommended that the appropriate sanction to be applied was that the Solicitor’s practising certificate would be subject to certain conditions. In accordance with its

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This article is correct at 04/04/2022

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