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case adjourned Prominent lawyer accused of assaulting fellow solicitor is remanded on bail

Cahir O’Higgins is accused of striking his former colleague Stephen O’Mahony, leaving him with facial injuries in an incident on Dublin's quays

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Cahir O'Higgins

Cahir O'Higgins

Cahir O'Higgins

A prominent criminal defence lawyer charged with assaulting and harassing another solicitor has had his case further adjourned.

Cahir O’Higgins (46) is accused of striking his former colleague Stephen O’Mahony, leaving him with facial injuries in an incident on Dublin's quays.

He is also alleged to have harassed Mr O'Mahony over an eight-month period.

Judge Melanie Greally adjourned the case at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today.

Mr O’Higgins, whose legal practice is at Dublin’s Parkgate Street, is charged with assault causing harm to Mr O’Mahony at Wolfe Tone Quay on February 11 last year.

The harassment is alleged to have taken place between June 25, 2020 and February, 2021.

Mr O’Higgins was due to be arraigned today but Judge Greally granted a two-week adjournment, to March 23.

She said she expected progress in the case to be made by that date "one way or another."

Mr O’Higgins was remanded on continuing bail until his next court appearance.

None of the alleged facts of the case have yet been heard.

Last September, Mr O'Higgins was sent forward from Dublin District Court when a book of evidence was served on him. The DPP had directed trial on indictment in his case.

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Mr O’Mahony had worked at the accused’s firm for several years until 2020, when he established his own practice in Dublin, with offices on Camden Street.

In 2017, Mr O’Higgins was the highest paid legal aid solicitor in the country and over the past decade has been among the top earners from the scheme.

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