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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36 thoughts on “Malawi Law Society name and shame dubious lawyers”

  1. Kaka says:

    Kodi ma lawyer Wa ndi ndi mbava chonchi eti?

  2. 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.

  3. Maliseni says:

    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 ACCIDENTS. WHEN YOU ASK THEM THE STORIES ARE EITHER THE LAWYER ATE THE COMPENSATION OF HE FLED TO UNITED KINGDOM FOR FURTHER STUDIES.

    MLS YOU HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB, NOW PROCEED TO PUBLICIZE YOUR REPORTING MECHANISM THAT WILL INCLUSE ACCESSIBLE CONTACTS ON ALL CHANNELS (SOCIAL MEDIA, 24 HOUR LINES, EMAILS, BOX NUMBER ETC). I BELIEVE THAT THIS MOVE WILL SET AS A LESSON TO OTHERS WHO ARE DOING THE SAME BUT ARE YET TO BE KNOWN. IT WILL ALSO ENCOURAGE OTHER VICTIMS TO REPORT FOR YOUR ACTIONS.

    BRAVO MLS DESCIPINARY COMMITTEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Gerald mapanga Phiri says:

    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

  5. ZIPHWITSI LAWYERS says:

    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

  6. bulutu says:

    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.!!

  7. mwinama says:

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

  8. ovaha mbwiyanga says:

    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 .

  9. wotha says:

    Amene sanabeko kuntchito kapena kudzera kuntchito awagende anzathu achinyengowa

  10. Chindunji says:

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

    1. mfumukazi says:

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

  11. mtete says:

    Well done Malawi Law Society. Keep on shaming them, and there are so many such thieves. This will give people some confidence that your society actually knows what is going on and cares about the general public.

    We know that many Lawyers are Liars.

  12. Pastor Shaka says:

    KUBA, KUNYENGA ndiye ntchito za ma Lawyer a Malawi.

    FRANK MBETA bwanji amusiya?

  13. Ghambi says:

    There is no justice in Malawi. Kuba basi kuyambila ma lawyer athu kenako ma judge mbava zokhazokha.

  14. Waniwayer says:

    Mipande ndi mbava yoopsa. I have known him as a mafia crook who even killed a certain gal for threatening to publicly shame his deeds. Amangonyenga atsikana amma hostel ku Poly & Chanco.
    It’s true most of the crooked lawyers are Atumbuka. Just check the names. Thanks to Quota System….kumangokonderana nkumakhonzetsa MBAVAZI….Mbuzi za anthu….

  15. Sundiata says:

    The billion dollar question is why is Mr FRANK MBETA not the list? Uja ndiye emperor yama crooked lawyers. I understand he has swindled a lot of his clients, been reported to MLS but NOTHING has happened…and understand he also tried to bribe someone at MRA.

  16. Nyahiri says:

    Yes Mzuzu lawyers and one High Court judge akutionjeza zedi kuno. Thandizani

  17. chodziwadziwa says:

    A Shameful profession of thieves. I always wonder whether MLS has criteria of the establishment of law firms. Even fresh graduates without experience in the profession rush to establish their own briefcase firms that usurp innocent clients out there. It is these get rich quick type of people that are ruining the name of lawyers. We understand the list was longer than this….where are the others? Very famous lawyers in town some of them who dished out a Range Rover Discovery Sport at a bridal shower….ndalama za kuba. Please publicise them and revoke their licences…ma clients akuvutika. Some of them dont even know that ma lawyer amabera.

  18. 2pu says:

    Maxwell A Tempo. Big bandito! Like Pootin

  19. Ada Gondwe says:

    LUSUNGU GONDWE waliza amalawi ambiri. All he knows is Judge shopping kunyema basi. Sikuti ndi lawyer wakanthu. Lusungu ndi mafia. Crook, mbava, mfiti, kamwana kankhanza.

  20. FDH BANK says:

    Lusungu matama onse aja eish koma. Kunyenga tiana pa town. Uku ndiye kuyalukatu? So ma case athu tikachotseko?

  21. Mo says:

    Just publish the names in the press so thatMalawians shd kno which wicked guy to follow or not thats it atiwonjeza maxoba awawa shame em then u will trust back to v pipo

  22. zebede says:

    there are so many lawyers in this country,please punish them,and also court judges who are corrupt please suspend them immediately.Mainly in Lilongwe.MLS,why do court cases take too long to finish,sourt this one out as well.

  23. Mwinithako says:

    Ohooo.Mostly are Thumbukaz here!!!Paja maThumbuka kuba pajaaa.Komanso adzela kuyambitsa tumaTchalitchi mathumbuka ponse pangapezeke mwabi wakwiba mathumbuka ndi Nyoo!!!Mbava zakuda zokha zokha!!Malusungu,Magondwe okahokha mbava zauheni kkk!!!

    1. Smith says:

      Stupid comment lack of reason and sense

  24. Hhhhhhhh says:

    Kuzichinda ndalama za ma client osati masewera!

  25. chikoti says:

    Give us the chance to name the rest who are crooked please…MLS.

  26. CONCERNED CITIZEN. says:

    It is a fact the crop of lawyers particularly the youthful lawyers who pursue legal profession not to defend ethics of justice no ! but to practice and become rich quick by offering clandestine service to clients.MLS shud dig more to wipe out cheating lawyers on the land. Old and long serving lawyers and some judges should also be probed and reprimanded.They mishandle cases and receive bribes ,eat well and drive posh cars while living in mansions.The Kenyatta Nyirenda case involving Makondi and Kassam is one stinking case mishandled by a legal person.As one of complainants, I hope MLS has on their list of crooked pvt lawyers a lawyer who colluded with a local bank to underpay us billions in compansation money.Until now we are suffering 3 years down the line.

  27. lesley says:

    its unfortunate for Felix Mipande, I have know the guy as a humble young man in our primary school ndays at Chilaweni Primary, and just now we are holding him as a role model to represent us as an MP in Blantyre Rural East con constituency. Please Feli don’t tarnish your image with these scandals. Pay the clients.

  28. Dzambo says:

    Kajani Banda, Golden Mwaungulu, are historically confirmed crooks. I wonder what happened with Mapemphero Manda! You used to be a good and trust worthy guy.

  29. Kukaya kwithu says:

    Very good Malawi Law Society, please come here to Mzuzu and dig some who are hiding under this
    ground, fish them out from big lakes of clients monies. We are tire of them for they make sure
    that every client buy them a vehicle when charging their legal fees.

  30. POOR MALAWIAN says:

    This is good development. Please also help me, a lawyer based in Mzuzu up to now has not given my money after Paradin (Kayelekela) paid him on my behalf. When I ask him, he shouts at me out of Four million he only gave me Eight Hundred Thousand. I took the issue to ACB in Mzuzu, I was not helped. Please with this development, please give me direction so that I get my money.

    1. Malawian Mwanavava says:

      Go to Malawi Law Society.

  31. mbuje says:

    Hehehe a Mapemphero Manda ndi che Kwakwala! Nanunso? Thats why I distrust lawyers! Being rich out of stealing from people! Shame to lawyers pa Malawi!

  32. Can you imagine…..of the 7 fucking crooked lawyers 5 are from the north…yet kumpomto akuti sikukulandira chitukuko chokwanira….zina mwa ndalama for developing the north little by little ndizimene akubazo….tax yapita Pamenepa….kkkkkkk

  33. kamulonde says:

    Koma nde zikudyedwa

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