Advocates 2: Pretoria's bag men


Advocates 2: Pretoria's bag men

Why the scandal surrounding advocates double-briefing in road accident fund cases? It's simple, really. Advocates are keen to settle cases on the steps of teh court because they're paid as much for one settled at 9.30am on trial day as they are for a case that drags on until 4.00pm. In fact there's a fair chance your advocate had two (or more)  briefs for that day, reckoning on settling - and being paid full fee for - most of them before going into court. A full bench of the Pretoria high court has led the cleanup, nailing some and curiously forgiving others.

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Submitted by : Pete Swanepoel of MONTCLAIR on 2011-11-23 11:25:49
So being a devout christian is a mitigating circumstance to theft and fraud? What about "Shalt Not Steal"? Shouldn't being a devout satanist mitigate theft, and being a christian aggravate his sentence? Bloody hell. Me thinks the judges should think carefully before sprouting such blatantly biased bullshit.

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