HI Wheresdajustice , Thanks for that very informative write up. It seems like you had a very bad experience with this particular lawyer in regards to your property settlement .What were this lawyers actions? You say ,you were swindled ,Did he commit fraud ? How close are you from getting your money back ? Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner (VLSBC) administers the "fidelity fund " to cover against acts of negligence ,fraud by a lawyer or the firm . Did you approach them ? I was informed ,if in the case of deliberate fraud or misuse of funds or misappropriation by a lawyer ,the fund will reimburse you. Hence the reason I decided to go with a law firm or legal practitioner instead of a conveyancor in Victoria . Any fraud committed by a conveyancor you have to go through the Victorian "Property fund " administered by consumer affairs Victoria (far too risky ) . Either way , we have to work with what we got ,and try and mitigate the risks.
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