Ronald Bobroff and his attorney have met their match in an elaborate legal war of words. Judgment is pending on accusations of fraud and/or perjury. By Tony Beamish
Ronald and Darren Bobroff, the Joburg attorneys who have made a fortune out of Road Accident Fund claims, never fail to simultaneously amuse and enrage Noseweek readers. Now the father-and-son attorneys, styled Ronald Bobroff & Partners (RBP), are defending a battery of court actions brought by former clients, who are demanding a full accounting for the fees they were charged and, in many instances, for the recovery of allegedly misappropriated trust monies.
Because of the alleged failure by the Law Society of the Northern Province to act on complaints of unprofessional conduct brought against it’s apparent favourite son, a privately brought application to have the Bobroffs struck from the Roll of Attorneys will be heard in the North Gauteng High Court in a few months’ time.
In the South Gauteng High Court sitting in Randburg Judge Brian Spilg is hearing a matter in which doubly injured 77-year-old Pretoria pensioner Christine Maree is suing the Bobroffs for an accounting. Her first serious injury, which required a leg amputation, was as a result of medical negligence. The second, allegedly commenced the moment she engaged the services of RBP.