Man arrested for 'impersonating a solicitor' at Croydon Crown Court

Croydon Guardian: Croydon Crown Court Croydon Crown Court

Police arrested a man on suspicion of impersonating solicitor at Croydon Crown Court this morning.

The man is alleged to have been posing as a barrister to get access to a defendant in custody at the court at around 11am. 

The arrested man is now being held at a south London police station. 

The Solicitors Act 1974 makes it illegal for an unqualified person to act as or pretend to be a solicitor. 

Anyone convicted of the offence can be fined up to £2,500. 

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4:27pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

Obviously had the wrong briefs.
Obviously had the wrong briefs. Hove Ex-Pat
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12:39am Tue 21 Jan 14

passiton says...

What a wally, I would have thought the last thing he wanted to see was the inside of a cell!
What a wally, I would have thought the last thing he wanted to see was the inside of a cell! passiton
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