Beware of fake lawyers, warns Law Society of Zimbabwe

12 Sep, 2022 - 19:09 0 Views
Beware of fake lawyers, warns Law Society of Zimbabwe

B-Metro

Raymond Jaravaza

THE number of people being conned by individuals masquerading as lawyers is on the rise, prompting the Law Society of Zimbabwe to warn the public to be vigilant.

The organisation is also worried about lawyers loitering the courts for purposes of securing legal work.

“The public is being warned to desist from giving instructions to any person masquerading as a lawyer at the magistrates court. Before engaging the lawyer, ensure that the person purporting legal services is duly registered and licensed by the Law Society of Zimbabwe to offer such services.

“Proof of such a licence can be in the form of a Valid Practicing Certificate of that year,” said Law Society of Zimbabwe executive secretary Edward Mapara.

He said the public must report unregistered and unlicensed persons purporting to offer legal services.

“The public is further warned to desist from dealing with registered and licensed lawyers who loiter at the magistrates court for purposes of securing legal work (touting) and take legal fees without issuing a receipt.

“It is a serious misconduct for any licensed lawyer to loiter at the courts for purposes of soliciting for legal work,” he added.

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