The blame game


The blame game

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.

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Keywords:
Attorneys Fees
attorneys malpractice
unprofessional conduct
Rael Zimerman
Bobroff
Ronald Bobroff
R A F
Road Accident Fund
Cora van der Merwe
cost consultant
overreaching
Taitz & Skikne
witness fees
ITC blacklisting
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Submitted by : Another Victim on 2017-11-16 20:24:35
I want to tell you, and particularly Ms van der Merwe, how pleased I am that you have exposed Mr Zimerman for what he really is.
As my attorney he turned out to be more of a problem to me with his total lack of professionalism, than the plaintiff. When one engages a lawyer one does not want to come away, theoretically having won the case, feeling that you have been screwed over twice; first by the plaintiff and then by your own lawyer.
That is exactly how I felt.
I am so glad that “Karma” is still around. I enjoy your magazine, and think you do a splendid job of exposing the rot that is around..
 
Submitted by : Clive Varejes of GALLO MANOR on 2016-02-23 12:35:24
The day that certain Law Societies stop being run and controlled by compliant sycophants will be the day that out and out legal shysters are shut down and sit in jail for their duplicity and outright fraud.
 
Submitted by : Niki Moore of Durban on 2016-01-29 07:28:31
Our law societies are little more than mutual-protection old-boys' clubs. I remember once reporting an attorney for forging a judgment in order to obtain an illegal warrant of execution. I sent a copy of the illegal warrant to the KZN Law Society, pointing out that the case number, date of proceeding and judgment on which the warrant was based, were all non-existent. The Law Society refused to take any action. When I telephoned to the then-head of the Law Society, he refuted the existence of any illegal document, despite the fact that I had sent him a copy. I was completely taken aback that he would deny the evidence of his own eyes....

Editor's Note
Tell us more! Who was the attorney? Do you still have a copy of the forged judgment? – Ed.

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