Lawyers representing former solicitor Tom Lohmann have been granted an adjournment in a court hearing on his claims of being raped by the then-part-owner of a children’s hospital in Dublin.
Mr Lohmanns lawyer said the proceedings should be adjourned to allow him to pursue a complaint from his client, who is also seeking damages for emotional distress.
“I don’t think there’s any point in adjourning until I can hear his side of the story and see if it will help him to make a complaint,” he told the High Court in the Dingle Valley.
Mr Justice John MacDonagh adjourned the hearing until January 21 to allow the solicitor to respond to Mr Lohmans submissions.
He said the issue of the adjournment would have been decided in the last three days of the hearing, when Mr LOHMANNNS lawyers have been given a free hand to prepare their submissions.
A court has previously heard Mr Lohnmann has a claim of sexual assault made against him by the head of Children’s Hospital in Dublin in 2011.
The claims are made in a claim for damages to be paid by the former chairman of the Children’s Health Insurance Board, Dr Andrew Lohmeyer, and his family members.
Dr Lohmey is accused of sexually assaulting Mr Lohmmann and two other men in his home.
The court heard he was later released from hospital.
The matter was heard by Judge John McKeown and he adjourned for a few days to allow lawyers to review the submissions of Mr Lothmanns.
A second hearing is expected to be held on December 6.