Derry solicitor charged with false accounting

A local solicitor has appeared in court accused of false accounting.

Wednesday, 12th October 2016, 10:42 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 4:39 pm

Damien McDaid, of Templegrove, faces 61 charges of false accounting between July 2010 and January 2012.

It is alleged the 42-year-old made falsified documents to the Legal Services Commission relating to hours he worked on cases.

During a brief hearing, McDaid declined to say anything in answer to the charges or to call any evidence on his own behalf.

Defence counsel Ivor McAteer accepted there is a case for his client to answer.

McDaid was released on his own bail of £500 to appear at the crown court for arraignment on November 16.

A defence application for two counsel to represent 42-year-old was granted by District Judge Barney McElholm.