To establish a claim against the Fund, a claimant must prove that:
- he/she has suffered pecuniary loss
- by reason of theft committed by an attorney, candidate attorney or employee of the attorney
- of money entrusted by or on behalf of the claimant to the attorney
- in the course of an attorney’s practice as such
Entrustment means that the attorney is bound to hold and apply the money or property for the benefit of some person or persons, or otherwise for the accomplishment of a particular purpose.