Solicitor faces High Court actions for failure to address clients’ complaints

Ian McSweeney is the subject of separate cases brought by the legal regulator after two different women complained that he refused to engage with them

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority has the power, under legislation, to apply to the High Court for enforcement of a direction it has made. Picture: Getty

A solicitor is facing two separate High Court actions by the legal services regulator over allegations that he failed to comply with directions it issued following complaints from clients.

Ian McSweeney, who runs McSweeney Solicitors based on Capel Street in Dublin, is the respondent in two cases brought by the Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA). The cases follow on from separate complaints made by women in 2019 over what they claimed was a lack of ...