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Leading Irish law firm McCann FitzGerald has announced that it is the first legal practice to sign up for Courtsdesk, an Irish technology company that has taken a revolutionary approach to making courts data accessible to businesses and the public.
NUI Galway is organising an international conference entitled ‘The Future is Now! eConveyancing and Title Registration’, which will take place in Galway on April 7 and 8. The conference, which will take place in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, will be chaired by Supreme Court Justice Miss Mary Laffoy and Court of Appeal Judge Michael Peart.
A former solicitor who stole €260,000 from her clients over a three year period has been jailed for a year. Jacqueline Durcan (47), a mother of five originally from Co Mayo, carried out the thefts after a series of “catastrophic” investments during the property boom. Most of the money stolen was put back into the family practice, including paying for professional indemnity insurance, while €51,000 was used towards stamp duty for the purchase of her own home, the court heard.
The case of a former solicitor who stole €260,000 from her clients is to be re-heard after the sentencing judge realised that a member of her wider family knew a relative of the accused.
A former solicitor who was €6.5 million in debt stole €260,000 from her clients after she made a series of “catastrophic” investments during the property boom, a court has heard. Jacqueline Durcan (47) previously from Co Mayo but with an address in Rue Laubespin, Brussels, Belgium, pleaded guilty to one count of stealing €260,000 between February 21 2008 and January 27 2011.