Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund
When you solicit the services of a legal advisor you do so with a measure of trust and goodwill, but if the legal professional that you trusted misappropriates your funds we will assist you with the reimbursement of your monies if your claim is valid. You can rest assured that your claim will be efficiently processed because we care. We have access to legal counsel, we are transparent in all our dealings with the public, and we are professional and accessible, meaning that you can rely on our track record.
Our desire to enhance justice and our unwavering commitment to you also ensures the acceleration of growth in the legal fraternity. We encourage potential within the legal environment and inspire future Legal Practitioners. When all is said and done, our primary objective is to serve and protect you.
How to Submit a Claim
Notice of the claim should be given to the Law Society of the province in which the attorney practices and to the Fund, within a period of three (3) months after the claimant:
- became aware of the theft, or
- by the exercise of reasonable care should have become aware of the theft. Section 48(1) (a) of the Attorneys Act 53 of 1979.(the Act)
The Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund Certificate Application Form was published on 30 September 2015 and certain information fields are compulsory in your application. To assist practitioners, the application form was automated and applications are only accepted through this online process.
Risk Management is central to good corporate governance of the Fund. It is a process the Fund adopts to achieve the right balance between innovations and change on the one hand and the avoidance of shocks and crises on the other.