There is still no sign of solicitor Michael Lynn, whose arrest has been ordered by the High Court. Mr Lynn was due to turn up yesterday for two days of questioning by the Law Society. Mr Justice Richard Johnson ordered gardaí to arrest him and bring him to court after he failed to appear.

Senior Counsel Shane Murphy, for the Law Society, told the High Court this morning that the court order had been delivered to Mr Lynn's home in Sandymount and to Gardaí yesterday.

Mr Murphy told the court he was not aware of any other developments on any front.  He said the society's investigation into Mr Lynn's affairs would continue in his absence.

But he said no application would be made to strike Mr Lynn off the roll of solicitors until after his insurance expires at the end of this month.

Mr Justice Johnson said the matter should be dealt with as speedily as possible to allay the anxiety of the public. He said the sooner the matter was cleared up satisfactorily, the better for the society, adding that the facts should be out in public as soon as possible.

The case has now been adjourned until January 14. The order for Mr Lynn's arrest remains in place and if he urns up in the meantime, he will be brought to the High Court. The court has already heard Mr Lynn's wife, Brid Murphy last saw him in London on Monday evening.