‘Fake’ Pinetown attorney’s practice shut down by high court order

2016-07-06 10:30
THE Pietermaritzburg high court has granted a final order closing the law practice of “fake” attorney Stacey Naicker.

THE Pietermaritzburg high court has granted a final order closing the law practice of “fake” attorney Stacey Naicker. (Facebook)

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Pietermaritzburg - The Pietermaritzburg high court has granted a final order shutting down the Pinetown law practice of “fake” attorney Stacey Naicker.

The society alleges Naicker faked her attorney’s admissions certificate by copying someone else’s certificate and forging the signature of high court registrar Ronel Jooste.

Naicker initially said she would defend the interim interdict obtained by the KZN Law Society barring her from representing herself to the public as a legitimate attorney.

However she later withdrew her opposition and the interdict has now been made final by the Pietemaritzburg high court.

The court papers revealed that an investigation was launched into Naicker’s practice in January when officials from the Attorneys Fidelity Fund visited her offices and became suspicious because of her “demeanour and lack of knowledge of an attorney’s practice”.

It was then found that her admissions certificate had the same case number as that another lawyer, Drushantha Ramsamy, who was admitted as an attorney in the high court on the same date — June 7, 2013.

Apart from advertising herself as an attorney on Facebook, Naicker also described herself as a lingerie model and posted many photographs of herself in racy poses on various social media platforms.

Read more on:    pietermaritzburg  |  legal  |  fraud  |  court
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