Irish lawyer quits mid-court

By Lawyers Weekly|03 March 2012

An Irish lawyer has quit the legal profession in a very public way by declaring his intentions before a courtroom full of stunned onlookers.RollonFriday reports that Dublin-based solicitor…

An Irish lawyer has quit the legal profession in a very public way by declaring his intentions before a courtroom full of stunned onlookers.

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RollonFriday reports that Dublin-based solicitor Martin Coen threw in the proverbial towel at the Dublin District Court recently when he made an announcement to the presiding judge, Hugh O'Donnell.

"From this day forwards (sic) I am no longer practising as a solicitor," said Coen with glee.

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Apparently enjoying his final moments in the sun, he added that his decision to chuck in his legal career was due to "judicial corruption within the system, particularly in Blanchardstown District Court".

Coen has apparently practiced as a solicitor in Dublin since 2004 and it is not exactly clear what triggered his crazy little tirade. He later told the press that, "I do not want to go into details but I am finishing my practice ... I will let matters speak for themselves".

How very mysterious ... Folklaw wonders whether Blanchardstown District Court will soon be exposed as a hotbed of sordid behaviour and corruption.

We won't be holding our breath.

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