Bank seeks  rogue solicitor in Portugal

Irish bank KBC Bank Ireland plc has been granted permission by the High Court in Ireland to serve notice of legal proceedings against rogue solicitor Michael Lynn by placing adverts in Portuguese and Hungarian newspapers.

The bank told the court that they had been unable to serve the notice in person as the whereabouts of Michael Lynn were unknown.

However, they believe that he regularly travels between Portugal and Hungary.

KBC Bank Ireland plc is seeking to recover 2.5 million euros from Michael Lynn relating to loans on properties in Ireland.

Michael Lynn, who has estimated liabilities of more than 80 million euros, was struck off as a solicitor in 2008 and ordered to pay two million euros in fines to the law society. He has also been found guilty of 57 charges of misconduct.