Mr Michael Brendan O'Maoileoin

Barrister Status:
Disbarred
Called:
Oct 2004
Inn:
Inner Temple
Hearing type:
Disciplinary Tribunal (5 Person)
Tribunal panel members:
Mrs Louise Clements ,  Mr Paul Robb ,  Miss Siobhan Heather Heron ,  Judge Stephen Dawson
Decision date
08/05/2019
Breach details:
Professional Misconduct contrary to Core Duty 5 and/or Conduct Rule C8, Rule C65.3 and Rule C65.7 of the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales (9th edition)
Offence details:

Michael O’Maoileoin, a barrister, acted in a way likely to diminish trust and confidence in the profession and/or could reasonably be seen by the public to undermine his honesty and integrity, in that, while in practice as a Solicitor, he dishonestly provided a witness statement dated 24 March 2015 for the purpose of High Court proceedings which he knew contained false and/or misleading information, and in respect of such conduct on 6 March 2018, he was struck off the Roll of Solicitors, pursuant to a finding by the Solicitor Disciplinary Tribunal on 16 February 2018, that he was guilty of misconduct.

Michael O’Maoileoin, a barrister, on or after 27 March 2017, failed to report promptly or at all to the Bar Standards Board, as required by rC65.3, that he was the subject of disciplinary proceedings by an Approved Regulator, namely the Law Society (Solicitors Regulation Authority).

Michael O’Maoileoin, a barrister, failed to report promptly or at all to the Bar Standards Board as required by rC65.3, that, following a disciplinary hearing on 16 February 2018, he had been struck off the Roll of Solicitors on 8 March 2018.

Michael O’Maoileoin, a barrister, on or after 24 March 2015, failed to report promptly or at all to the Bar Standards Board as required by rC65.7 that he had committed serious misconduct, namely that he had provided a witness statement for the purpose of High Court proceedings which he knew contained false and/or misleading information.

Sanction:
Disbarred – effective from 6 June 2019
Status:
Final