Man takes on top Durban law figures

2014-08-11 00:00

ON the eve of a Durban businessman’s landmark case involving top legal minds and banking executives, he has admitted he is taking strain.

If Ian Brakspear’s case is successful, it could reveal a culture of forgery and fakery within the Durban High Court administration.

He will be slugging it out over the next two weeks against Africa’s top legal firm ENS with witnesses taking the stand to include sitting high court judges, leading advocates and banking executives.

“I will be representing myself as I cannot afford a legal team,” said Brakspear.

The former trader, living in Durban North, said his personal life had been put under significant strain.

“I have been told my life is at risk as this case has significant ramifications beyond the simple order that I want granted.”

At the heart of the civil action is a claim that an interim high court order granted by the Durban high court in December 2008, which ultimately formed the foundation to liquidate his business and property interests, was a fake.

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