Irish tourist bumps into Michael Lynn

An Irish tourist from Oghill, Monasterevin in Co Kildare, Ireland has said that she spotted rogue lawyer Michael Lynn last month with “an Eastern European lady” in Cabanas, Tavira.

Mary Maher, who owns an apartment in Cabanas, spoke about the encounter on Joe Duffy’s Liveline on RTE Radio 1 in Ireland, saying that she “could not believe her luck” when she saw Michael Lynn, and asked him when he was going to return to Ireland.

She told RTE Radio 1: “I said to him, ‘Well if it isn’t the man from Mayo himself, how are you?’”

She added: “I wanted to have a conversation with him, and I had him cornered when I was in the restaurant. I said, ‘When are you coming home to face the music?’ and he stood up then and that was the end of that.”

Meanwhile, the Law Society in Ireland has secured a High Court order allowing it to access more than 900,000 euros transferred from client accounts operated by Michael Lynn to the society’s compensation fund.

On October 14, the President of the High Court Justice Richard Johnson granted the Law Society the transfer from the accounts, which had been subject to a freezing order in 2007 when details first emerged of what turned out to be an 80 million euro liability by Michael Lynn to various financial institutions and others. (see the Algarve Resident edition, June 26, May 29, March 13, 2009).

Michael Lynn was struck off as a solicitor in 2008 and ordered to pay two million euros in fines to the Law Society as well as being found guilty of 57 different charges of misconduct.