Lawyers School Reports Swindling in the South

Most of the complaints are connected with the buying and selling of houses but some are to do with paying the so called “laywers” a sum of money to carry out specific paper work which they do not do preferring to simply disappear with the customer’s money.

Investigations would indicate that there are four or five lawyers involved in the sham and that they are all connected with each other. Furthermore the system is always the same; foreign clients are attracted, a sum of money is requested to carry out the work then the “lawyer” disappears. Some even advertise their services on the Internet.

The Assocation reports that the shams take place mainly in the south of the island although there have been some cases in the north and it would appear that the lawyers who do not acknowledge any links between themselves use the same logos and stationary .In fact on many occasions the “lawyers” have even gone as far as stealing signs from outside authentic lawyers offices to install on their own premises to appear more believable.

So far only one of the lawyers has been arrested even though police believe they have been operating since 2005.

To help strike out this shameful practice The School of Lawyers in Santa Cruz has announced that it is willing to help out any person wishing to use the services of a lawyer to check out their credentials before paying any money. 

The contact telephone number is 922 20 50 75 fax: 922 22 29 61

Learning about justice

One of the judges from Arona crown courts, Nelson Diaz Frias, travelled to the village of El Fraile last week to take part in a special experiment organised by the Regional Government to help secondary school children understand how the justice system in the islands works.

More than two hundred youngsters from four IES secondary schools in the south of the island gathered in El Fraile Cultural Centre to participate in the project, which is known as “Educando en justicia”.

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