Law of the jungle

Law of the jungle

It's a jungle out there and quick actions are sought to block looting of lawyers’ trust funds. There are 4,590 complaints pending against attorneys in the northern provinces.

“The profession of an attorney, as of any other officer of the court, is an honourable profession which demands complete honesty, reliability and integrity from its members; and it is the duty of  the [Law] Society to ensure, as far as it is able, that its members measure up to the high standards demanded of them. A client who entrusts his affairs to an attorney must be able to rest assured that that attorney is an honourable man [or woman] who can be trusted to manage his affairs meticulously and honestly.” These were the words of the appeal court in 1998.

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