Man arrested for practicing law with no qualifications or licence

britexpat
By britexpat

 

Kevin Harper, a 66-year-old British man, has been arrested for illegally practicing law in Pattaya. Police arrested the man in his office at the British Law Co., Ltd., while Harper himself was illegally counseling a foreign client.

In addition to being charged with working in a restricted profession that prohibits foreigners, Harper was cited for operating an unregistered law office and for misleading the public. If found guilty, he could be sent to prison.

The evidence was centered around a YouTube video in which Harper promoted his legal services to the public. When the suspect was questioned, he acknowledged that he was, indeed, the person in the promotional video.

 

This reminded me of a case in Saudi , when we our company asked us all to submit our qualification certificates.. We discovered that we had two colleagues , who called themselves “Dr” (PHd), but did not have any such qualifications :O(

So.. Have you come across any similar scammers ?

By Sheen Services WLL• 5 years 10 months ago.
Sheen Services WLL

*college

By Wild Turkey• 5 years 10 months ago.
Wild Turkey

"collage"? You mean 'college', don't you?

By Sheen Services WLL• 5 years 10 months ago.
Sheen Services WLL

Dear all,

As per the latest rules of attestation, the applicant has to submit his original degree, consolidated mark-sheet (transcript) & bonafide letter from the University or collage.

By Wild Turkey• 5 years 10 months ago.
Wild Turkey

One of my friends in Germany had three (!) PHd's in various engineering fields. However, when he had a problem with his car he always came to me for advice. Papers are just papers.

By acchabaccha• 5 years 10 months ago.
acchabaccha

Brit: Yes, I have several times. While in S Arabia, I heard about a "doctor" in the city where I lived who needed to consult his books before he wrote out any prescription for his patient! He did not last long at the hospital he was working at. I came across several "qualified" engineers at who could not even write a sentence correctly. They became "engineers" through experience at their jobs. I came across a young man from Sri Lanka who proudly and repeatedly announced in the company that he was "born and brought up in the UK" (his favourite sentence) and claims to hold an MBA from that country. This persons English is simply pathetic. He is much respected in his company because the company is managed by Tamils of India and they love to employ mostly Tamil-speakers. However, it must be said that with the recent introduction of rules by several governments for all educational certificates to be attested by relevant authorities before getting employed, the practice of presenting fake educational certificates is almost dying out. Scammers are getting to realize fast they cannot go beyond a certain line.

Log in or register to post comments

More from Qatar Living

Qatar's first Eid festival to take place this Eid ul Fitr

Qatar's first Eid festival to take place this Eid ul Fitr

Qatar Tourism announces the first ever Eid Festival to take place from 3-5 May
An evening at Souq Waqif

An evening at Souq Waqif

The most traditional spot in Qatar is none other than Souq Waqif. Let's explore a series of things you can do there!
Restaurants in Qatar to Visit For Eid 2022

Restaurants in Qatar to Visit For Eid 2022

Finding a suitable restaurant during Eid can be challenging, that's why these few picks will not let you down, and provide you the right space (and right food) for your Eid gatherings
Where to get traditional outfits for Eid 2022

Where to get traditional outfits for Eid 2022

Whether it is traditional jalabiyas and abayas for women or the thobe and ghutra for men, there are many shops that cater to this requirement. Here’s where you can shop for traditional Indian and Arab clothing for Eid 2022 in Qatar.
List of Salons for Eid 2022

List of Salons for Eid 2022

Get yourself pampered by enjoying the services of the best salons in Doha
Favorite Henna Artists for Eid 2022

Favorite Henna Artists for Eid 2022

It's that time of year, when the anticipation for Eid Al Fitr is building up along with Henna appointments from all across the region.
9 activities to plan your Eid 2022 vacation in Qatar

9 activities to plan your Eid 2022 vacation in Qatar

This Eid 2022 vacation, explore a variety of outdoor and indoor activities that you can do with your friends and family in Qatar.
5 beaches in Qatar to visit on Eid 2022

5 beaches in Qatar to visit on Eid 2022

We’ve compiled a list of five beaches you can visit for Eid 2022 and enjoy a pleasant afternoon or evening on the Eid weekend.