Fraud at Fairbridges

Fraud at Fairbridges

Fairbridge Arderne and Lawton is not the sort of law firm where one would expect to find the staff so poorly supervised that they’ve been able to nick money out of inheritance or family trusts – R20,000 here, a million there.

Even less would one expect to learn that, when the firm eventually did discover (a year after the guilty party had left them, with a glowing testimonial) that they’d harboured a serial thief in their estates department for three years, the worthy partners decided to “let sleeping dogs lie”.

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Submitted by : Corrie Cloete on 2011-04-07 16:02:44
I'm actually concerned about something else now... The Office of the Master of the High Court in Bloemfontein always threaten to have a certain part of my anatomy on a shovel if I don't finalise estates within very short timeframes. How on earth do these guys get it right to take so long? Is it because I'm just an accountant and not an attorney and the Master is treating me and my other mates unfairly?
Submitted by : Pippa Muter of Cape Town on 2009-03-10 13:29:05
Thank you so much for this article. My late husbands estate account has been with Fairbridges for the past 8 years and "Noor"was one of the administrators during this time. I contacted Fairbridges last week and was promised a statement of the account the next day (Tuesday 3/3) and am still waiting !!
Submitted by : Edward Norton of Cape Town on 2009-03-05 07:56:13
Why doesn't the Fullertons Charge both Fairbridges and Abbass with theft and let see the CEO and Abbass go to jail. The charges may make them jump up and act on this lot.
Submitted by : Ralph Laing of Durbanville on 2009-02-26 14:21:56
No Claus, life in SA has not yet deteriorated quite so far as to credit the PT Cruiser with being a luxury car. It's always been, as you describe it, a piece of shit; just depends on what you drove before.
Submitted by : Claus Andrup of Maple Ridge on 2009-02-26 07:03:04
Apropos of bugger all; when in the Lord's name did the PT Cruiser become a 'luxury vehicle'? I've had a Pity Cruiser since 2002 and along with all the other poor souls who spend their time trundling around our bailed-out land (Canada) I should tell you that this Chrysler is a piece of shit and may be singularly responsible for Chrysler's need of a bailout. If it is regarded as a luxury car in Cape Town then life in SA has deteriorated far beyond what is reported in the international media.


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