Malawi Law Society name and shame dubious lawyers

The disciplinary committee of the Malawi Law society (MLS) has made public names of dubious lawyers who fleece their clients’ money and charge exorbitant legal fees to enrich themselves.

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A statement signed by MLS Disciplinary Committee Chairperson Dr Janet Banda dated 30th September 2016 indicated that seven other lawyers were found to be on the wrong side of the law when it came to handling clients’ money and compensation.

The committee has recommended for the disbarment and prosecution of lawyer Patron Ndhlovu for swindling clients’ money totaling to K11.9 million.

Another lawyer who the committee has recommended to disbar and be prosecuted is Kajani Banda who also received K1 million on behalf of his client but failed to remit it the client.

“Mr Lusungu Gondwe received K26,862,855.00 on behalf of his client but failed to remit K9,833,453.07. However, he subsequently remitted the money to the client,” reads the finding of the charge.

The committee recommended suspension and prosecution for the young and upcoming lawyer Gondwe.

Two lawyers Mapemphero Manda and Lucious Kwakwala will be reprimanded for conducting themselves in a fraudulent and improper manner.

Veteran lawyer and legislator Edwin Banda received money on behalf of a client and underpaid the client and the committee has recommended that the disgraced lawyer pay back the balance and that he should be suspended.

Golden Mwangulube charged his client exorbitant legal fees and as a result the committee recommended that he should be reprimanded for this act.

A social analyst who did not want to be named described the development as just a tip of the icerberg.

“There are too many other lawyers who are involved in these kind of deals and many clients out there are suffering while they drive in expensive cars at the expense of the clients. MLS should dig more, they will find that half of these lawyers are crooked,” he said.

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Kaka
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Kodi ma lawyer Wa ndi ndi mbava chonchi eti?

# I am Your Next President
Guest

This Felix Mipande is supposed to be disbarred and prosecuted for he is the worst Attorney of them all i wonder why the MLS wants to reprimand him.These matters need further investigations for these are not the only Attorneys that steal from clients in Malawi even the Judges themselves are real thieves worse than the Attorneys and why is Frank Mbetas name not on this list??????,This Patron Ndhlovu is not even popular i wonder how he stole lonesome monies from his clients.

Maliseni
Guest
THIS IS HIGHLY COMMENDABLE FOR THE NOBLE PROFESSION, BIG UP TO MLS FOR TAKING A PRO-ACTIVE ROLE IN CLEANSING THE TEAM CONSIDERED TO BE LEARNED WHEN THEY ARE ACTUALLY A BUNCH OF THIEVES. THIS WILL SEPARATE THIEVES AND JUSTICE PROMOTERS. I WISH TO AGREE WITH THE SOCIAL ANALYSIT THAT THE LIST MUST HAVE MORE THAT WHAT THEY HAVE BROUGHT TO LIGHT. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF ACCIDENT CASES WHOSE VICTIM NEVER POCKETED ANY COMPENSATION WHEN ACTUALLY MILLIONS WERE PAID BY THE INSURANCE COMPANIES IN THE NAMES OF THE LAWYERS. THERE ARE PEOPLE TODAY WHO WILL NEVER WORK AGAIN DUE TO SUCH… Read more »
Gerald mapanga Phiri
Guest

MLC should have a data base and people must have easy access through the Phone,computers the same way we buy airtime. They should be banned to practice law in Malawi not just suspending them

ZIPHWITSI LAWYERS
Guest

Kawalala wa mkulu ndi kenyatta nyirenda. Anabela ma vote and his rulings are always dubious.
So DO NOT JUST NAME AND SHAME ana ma lawyer. Pomwe ma real perpetrators and beneficiaries ndi akulu omwewo. Anawa they are trying to make ends meet ndi economy that has been destroyed by FAKE ZIPHWITSI LAWYERS running the country panopa

bulutu
Guest

Let’s ask for a full list before jumping the gun. Do you know where the remaining names on the list come from? Did you influence MLS to undisclose other names from other places so as to shame one region?

Tsankho will not help us. Let’s call a spade a spade. Wrong doing has nothing to do with origin. It is a personal behaviour which is not desired regardless of origin. A Malawi tsankho pali ponse kungozolowela zidani basi.!!

mwinama
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kodi ndie kuti pazilangozo palibe death sentence chifukwa a lusungu gondwe wo angofunika anyongedwe ndi kukataya mu bua river

ovaha mbwiyanga
Guest

Hehehehe Mapemhero Manda mbava yeniyeni iwe tazingochinda Secretary wakoyo. Mwamuna wopepela iwe. U will be exposed big time. Evidence is overwhelming. Waba zambiri ulira kwambiri .

wotha
Guest

Amene sanabeko kuntchito kapena kudzera kuntchito awagende anzathu achinyengowa

Chindunji
Guest

The billion dollar question is, why is Frank farook mbeta not on the list, uja ndiye King wama crooked lawyers pa town.

mfumukazi
Guest

Ndiwa DPP kaya, he is a protected person at the moment.

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