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Coleman Legal will represent families in Kerry who are suing the HSE for suspected misdiagnosis and over-medication of children and young adolescents.

Suspected misdiagnosis and over-medication of some children and young adolescents in recent years by Co. Kerry mental health services have prompted several families to consider issuing legal...

Girl settles birth injury case against Cork University Maternity Hospital for €375,000

A High Court action brought on behalf of a girl whose shoulder was allegedly injured during her birth at Cork University Maternity Hospital has been settled for €375,000.  The High Court was told...

Former scout leader sentenced to five years in prison for sexual assaults on 10 boys

An ex-senior scout leader has been jailed for five years at a sitting of Cork Circuit Criminal  Court after pleading guilty to 29 charges of sexually and indecently assaulting ten boys—all aged...

Sexual Abuse Law

Former Dublin school rugby coach admits sexual abuse of 23 victims

Former Dublin school teacher and rugby coach John McClean (aged 75) pleaded guilty at the Circuit Criminal Court to 27 charges of indecent assault to young schoolboys between the period of September 1973 to June 1990. McClean admitted to sexually abusing 23 males from the school in the 1970s and...

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Mother and Baby Homes – News & Updates

Investigation into History of Illegal Adoptions in Ireland

The issue of illegal adoptions in Ireland has again come to the fore following the publication of the report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes in January. Previously in 2018, the Government had promised to take action in the cases of 126 babies who were illegally...

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Report findings of the condition the victims of the mother and baby homes had endured and State and Church have “heavy responsibility” according to President Michael D. Higgins

The release of the Final Report of the Commission of Investigation in Mother and Baby Homes on Tuesday the 12th January 2021 highlighted the poor practices and conditions of living and treatment that the mothers and babies had received in the mother-and-baby homes between the years of 1922 to...

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Dolphin Trust Scandal – News & Updates

  • Coleman Legal note that decision of O’Moore J this morning regarding the appointment of Myles Kirby of Kirby Healy Chartered Accountants as liquidator of MUT 103 limited. Coleman Legal act for a large number of clients who were directed to MUT 103 ltd and MUT 116 ltd by Irish brokers and guaranteed a first legal charge on the property they had invested in. Coleman Legal are instructed to serve proceedings on all parties who are culpable in directing investors towards the now failed German Property Group (GPG) and seek redress for the loss of their investment and income.
  • From instructions received to date, there are concerns over the extent of assets within the company to such a degree that the company did not seem fit for purpose. Coleman Legal continue to be contacted by ‘Dolphin Trust’ investors daily and have continued to be shocked by the individual stories regarding the actions of Irish Brokers. The Administrator of the funds ‘Wealth Options Trustees Limited’ also have serious questions to answer.

If you have invested in ‘Dolphin Trust’ please contact Keith Rolls of Coleman Legal

  • Kathleen Dineen originally petitioned the High Court to wind up the company, MUT 103 Limited, on 18 December 2020. Kathleen Dineen is an investor in Dolphin Trust via special purposes vehicle company M.U.T. 103 Limited.
  • Mr Justice O’Moore heard from both sides this afternoon, Monday 1 March 2021. Ms Dineen’s legal team were asking the Court for an order to wind up the company without further delay. Counsel for M.U.T. 103 Limited asked the Court to adjourn the petition to allow time for the Directors of M.U.T. 103 Limited to make contact with the investors to advise them of their options.

Judgment stood reserved until Wednesday, 10 March 2021 and we will update our clients again thereafter. If you have invested in Dolphin Trust and have yet to receive your promised returns, please contact our legal team for advice or read more.

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