Law Society of Northern Ireland v Bogue

JurisdictionNorthern Ireland
CourtChancery Division (Northern Ireland)
Judgment Date2013
Neutral Citation[2013] NICH 15
1
Neutral Citation No. [2013] NICh 15
Ref:
DEE9065
Judgment: approved by the Court for handing down
Delivered:
19/12/2013
(subject to editorial corrections)*
08/117678
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE IN NORTHERN IRELAND
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CHANCERY DIVISION
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THE LAW SOCIETY OF NORTHERN IRELAND
Plaintiff;
-v-
JOHN BOGUE
Defendant.
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DEENY J
[1] By summons of 26 June 2013 The Law Society of Northern Ireland (the
Society) applied for an order discharging the Order of this Court made 11 March
2009 appointing the Society attorney for the defendant, John Bogue. The matter
came on for hearing before me on 26 and 27 November 2013, having previously been
adjourned to facilitate the instruction by the defendant of Mr William Sinton of
counsel. The court had the benefit of written and oral submissions from him and
from Mr A J S Maxwell for the Society.
[2] The defendant opposes the plaintiff’s application, which arises in the
following way. On 14 June 2007 a special meeting was held of the Council of the
Law Society. This followed an investigation on their behalf arising out of a
complaint against the firm of Bogue & McNulty from another firm of solicitors
involved in the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Group Action. On considering this
matter the Council resolved as follows:
“1. The Council have reasonable cause to believe
that, in consequence of the acts or defaults of John
Bogue, G. C. and William J McNulty practising as
Bogue & McNulty of 3 Carlisle Circus, Belfast BT14
6AT, or those of any clerk, apprentice or servant of
theirs, that sums of money due from them or their
firm to, or held by them or their firm on behalf of,

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