One man against the Law Society

2014-08-14 00:00

DISGRUNTLED over his alleged treatment by attorneys, Pietermaritzburg resident Subanthren Naicker held a picket outside the offices of the KZN Law Society in Hoosen Haffajee Street yesterday.

His placards, held up with a little help from his friends, told the story of his grievances. Naicker has lodged complaints against two attorneys.

He alleges that he has not received responses to his letters; accuses the society of shielding lawyers; and above all, he believes that the society is not following its own procedures.

Naicker got permission from the municipality to hold his picket.

KZN Law Society president, Poobie Govindasamy, denied the allegations.

He said there were two files involving Naicker’s complaint. Govindasamy said in the first matter the society found that it was a fees dispute and advised Naicker to get a lawyer to help reclaim his money. The second complaint is about the lawyer that he then hired. Govindasamy said the lawyer sent his affidavit, to which Naicker responded on July 22 and that a hearing will be granted.

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