Solicitor Gerald Keane

“The finding of misconduct will undoubtedly be sorely felt by the applicant, particularly as he is an extremely well known solicitor and, when, for that reason these proceedings have been followed with more than ordinary interest by the media….”
“This case does not rank with the most serious cases of misconduct to come before the Court, though misconduct it undoubtedly was….As that finding is not disturbed, I believe the conclusion to that effect arrived at by the court will be a harsh enough penalty in itself for the respondent…. [the failure to act on express instructions] is one thing [but] the deception of one’s own client with regard to the making of a judgment has to be regarded as a grave matter not least as it may affect the reputation and creditworthiness of the client”.

High Court President Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns

Celebrity solicitor Gerald Kean loses High Court appeal against finding of professional misconduct (Dearbhail McDonald, Independent.ie)

(Leon Farrell/PHotocall Ireland)


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18 thoughts on “Unbecoming

  1. Tom Stewart

    What a bloody cowboy. Told his client he had lodged an appeal. He hadn’t. Deserves to have his reputation in tatters.

    1. Don Pidgeoni

      Nice that that is not considered to “rank with the most serious cases of misconduct to come before the Court”…

  2. Ferret McGruber

    And Gerald Keane gets away without a fine because he has already suffered enough. If you’re hungry or homeless and you steal food from a supermarket you will not receive the same treatment. Your suffering, whilst exponentially greater than that of a solicitor, will not be taken into account. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

  3. KirkenBrenner

    Sod off Keane. You and your plastic-faced missus. Sick to me sack of the sight of your poxy mug squinting at me from the cover of some rag.

  4. Tom Stewart

    I’m sure the boys down in the golf club bar (themselves judges, politicians, media barons, developers, solicitors, lobbyists and quango employees) will be sympathetic.

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