Law Society pays out €240,000 to cover liabilities of struck-off solicitor
The Law Society of Ireland has paid out €240,000 to meet the liabilities of struck-off Co Carlow solicitor Imelda Leahy, The Irish Times reports.
Ms Leahy, formerly practising as Imelda Leahy & Company Solicitors in Bagenalstown, was struck off in July after it was found she took over €170,000 from a deceased women’s estate.
The High Court heard on Friday that €239,451 had been paid out of the Law Society’s compensation fund to cover Ms Leahy’s liabilities.
Any monies held by Ms Leahy’s former practice will be offset against the compensation payout.
The former solicitor will also receive a final €600 payment towards living expenses.