Law Society seeking to freeze personal accounts of suspended Roscommon solicitor

The Law Society is set to apply for court orders freezing the personal accounts of a suspended Roscommon solicitor.

The application is to be made on Friday in relation to the accounts of Declan O’Callaghan as well of the accounts of a practice he previously operated.

The society is concerned that the client account deficit linked to the Kilraine O’Callaghan practice at Pount Street, Ballaghaderreen may now exceed €730,000.

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The president of the High Court Mr Justice Peter Kelly noted the society believes there is “a clear and present danger” to clients and the public if the practice continues to operate with such a deficit.

Mr O’Callaghan has previously paid some €400,000 to address concerns in relation to two estates, including that of a child whose father died in an accident.