Advocates 1: Joburg's double dealers

Advocates 1: Joburg's double dealers

83 Joburg advocates face fraud probe which could cause "partial collapse" of the Joburg Bar says a senior advocate whose name appears on The List - and who is himself under investigation for double-briefing and overreaching.

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Submitted by : Patrick Bond on 2011-12-08 20:40:58
The RAF advocates are merely the tip of the iceberg compared to the fat cat so called commercial silks and senior juniors raking in the dollars from their ivory towers in Sandton. They earn most of their fees from so called "collapsed fee" agreements, whereby a client pays them for the number of days for which a matter was expected to run but did not. They then sell the same time to other clients. And all of this is allowed by the Bar Council.
Submitted by : Barry Midgley of DURBAN on 2011-11-27 13:08:04
I have a problem working out who is fuckor and who is the fuckee - no doubt the claimant will see his ring piece the same way as before - in techniclour.
Submitted by : Jennifer Spencer of DUNVEGAN on 2011-11-25 12:16:03
How can they justify this - they seem to suffer no "loss" if a case is settled - they just get a new brief so how can they charge for a day's loss of income, because it was "booked', even though they suffered no loss.

Editor's Note
In most instances they force settlements down their clients' throats so as to free their days for more clients to be billed.
Submitted by : Mark Corke of Florida Hills on 2011-11-24 22:04:35
Perhaps that's why I had an unsolicited call from my former attorney suddenly willing to discuss what I considered a gross over charging.

Editor's Note
And did the attorney offer some credit notes or would you be receiving a bill for the phone call?
Submitted by : Pete Swanepoel of MONTCLAIR on 2011-11-23 13:35:27
"The matter will be dealt with internally". We all know what that means. Hope none of these geniuses complain about government corruption! Look in a mirror, "learned colleagues".

Editor's Note
How many of the Bar members objected to the appointment of the CJ?


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