A Kerry solicitor has been censured and ordered to pay sums to a compensation fund by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
This is an independent tribunal which deals with complaints against solicitors.
It found that Michael Dowling who practises at Church Street, Tralee was guilty of misconduct on two counts.
On each count, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal ordered Michael Dowling to pay a sum of €5,000 to the Law Society of Ireland’s compensation fund and to pay the costs of the Law Society which brought the complaints.
Mr Dowling was found to have failed to comply with a solicitor’s undertaking on June 2nd 2005 and May 30th, 2008 which was given to AIB, up to the date of the swearing of the Law Society’s affidavit.
He was also found to have failed to provide a full update in relation to requests from the Law Society in letters dated June 5th and December 14th 2012 as well as February 1st, 2013 within 21 days of this particular letter.
He was found to have failed to reply to correspondence from AIB relating to his non-compliance with an undertaking. Mr Dowling declined to comment.