Lawyers in the dogbox over their huge fees


Lawyers in the dogbox over their huge fees

Nightmare scenarios revealed at hearing into how legal costs are stopping the middle class from getting justice


Following the collapse of her nine-year marriage, Charlene Marais returned from North West to her Stellenbosch home town, hoping to start afresh.

But a new beginning rapidly turned into a nightmare for the mother of one, who lost almost everything she owned to people she claims scammed her.

What made it worse was that she was unable to afford legal assistance, which is why she was in the audience last week when the South African Law Reform Commission held a public hearing in Cloetesville about its proposals to improve access to justice...

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