Jonathan is currently the managing partner at STBB. He is a practising Attorney and Conveyancer, and mostly spends his time between Cape Town and the Tyger Valley offices. He joined STBB in 1990 and has been a member of its Executive Committee since 1998.

Conveyancing Correspondent | Conveyancing Targeted By Scammers

There are troubling statistics regarding the steady increase in online fraud in conveyancing transactions. Bearing in mind that the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund issued a statement last year that it would no longer cover ‘cyber crimes’ with effect from July 2016, there is escalating pressure on conveyancing firms to combat this form of fraud.

Read Carmel Rickard’s note on a recent judgment here, where the sellers approached the court for an order that the conveyancing firm be held liable for their losses after they fell victim to such a scam.

Remain more vigilant than ever!

Forward to a friend
View a printable version

For the best legal advice and personalised service, let's talk