Man arrested for 'impersonating a solicitor' at 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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