Conveyancers Leaving A Trail Of Destruction

Posted on May 4, 2007 by | 0 Comments

I’ve just got off the phone from a distraught woman, let’s call her “Fran”, who should have been advised by her conveyancer to seek legal advice from a lawyer.

Fran has been looking after “Uncle” (close family friend, not related), because Uncle’s family are not interested in him. Fran has paid nearly $200,000 into a house purchased some years ago in Uncle’s name. Any lawyer who realised that the client (Fran is the one who arranged everything) was paying funds to purchase a property for another person would be duty-bound to advise the client about matters of risk, security etc. The issue of conflicting interests would also have to be addressed.

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