Fake lawyer who was deported from Saint Lucia jailed in UK

A fake lawyer who was deported from Saint Lucia has been jailed for two years in the United Kingdom for pocketing £21,000 after handing out ‘legal advice’, according to local news reports.

It is reported that Leonard Ogilvy, 51,  was sentenced on July 5, 2017.

Ogilvy had two clients who were seeking advice on employment law and another who needed help with a divorce settlement.

The three victims paid him an initial consultation fee of between £120 and £150 with the fake lawyer demanding more money for further legal advice.

Two of his victims did not go much further than that, but one of them alone paid £19,500 in legal fees.

One of the victims grew suspicious of Ogilvy’s credentials and contacted the Bar Counsel and the Law Society.

The groups told her that Ogilvy was not registered, although he tried to claim that he was.

Ogilvy was taken to Southwark Crown Court where he was found guilty of three count of fraud and willfully pretending to be a barrister.

Police described Ogilvy as a “serial con man.”

Sources  here in Saint Lucia recalled that over a decade ago he was called to the Bar in Saint Lucia using forged papers but his certificate was  subsequently withdrawn.

Ogilvy had also applied, unsuccessfully, to become a Magistrate in Saint Lucia.

He was later arrested and deported from this country.



  1. Anonymous
    July 26, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    him again?

  2. Anonymous
    July 26, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    He did more crimes in SLU and never spend a day in jail

    1. Anonymous
      July 27, 2017 at 6:38 am

      That’s true.

  3. Sunshine
    July 26, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    The St Lucia system is rigged you see. If it was a born st Lucian the authorities would do everything in their power to send that st Lucian to prison and throw away the keys, but him was just deported. Life

  4. Bambi
    July 26, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    This man should have been in jail in St. Lucia a long time ago.

    1. Anonymous
      July 26, 2017 at 4:54 pm

      What about the qualified local lawyers who continue to take money from their clients and do not deliver? Don’t they belong in jail for fraud?

      1. Anonymous
        July 27, 2017 at 9:39 pm

        The bad solicitors (and there are many ) know that they can get away with taking peoples money, so they keep taking. They know that they are untouchable, because they are protected by their own in the legal community. We are all at their mercy – there is no one to protect the public. Same thing in the banks, no one to protect us when they take our money there as well. There is no justice here. May God help us all. The ten commandments says: “Thou shall not steal”. This is suppose to be a religious place, but can’t see it in the lifestyle and the way things happen to people and no one cares.

  5. Justice
    July 26, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Mate again. Definitely a persona non-grata. He will hatch a scam whilst in prison only to spring it on gullible persons when he is released.
    Though he does not have the qualification of a lawyer he obviously has the competence to continuously pull off his fake lawyer role. Then again he is no worse than some local lawyers who are qualified and competent but continue to rip off their clients whilst the Bar Association does nothing.

  6. Anonymous
    July 26, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Had to be one of these last name people

  7. Anonymous
    July 26, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Amazing how quick you all to print Ogilvy’s name, yet, we have not had mention of the names of those lawyers involved in the case if the St.lucian/British couple involved in the land case in Baboneau with over 20,000 dollars involved. Expose these crocked Lawyers.

    1. Foolproof
      July 26, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      because A COURT OF LAW found him guilty, the case you are referring to has it gone to court, was there a verdict? just asking..

      1. Me
        July 27, 2017 at 11:37 am


  8. Sharon Terrell
    July 26, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    St.Lucia did righr dport .They never say which country is his birth place he look African.Donald trump deporting the criminals them,serial scammers them.Con artist.Deport them is the right thing to day,we don’t have no monies to house criminals in st
    Lucia,we broke.People tax paying monies to feed these crooks again,eat and survive on good law abiding citizens monies,not at all he just moved on up to the highest house of justice Scotland yard,he making his name.This will not be his first or only crime the thief setting ul his self he on to bigger thing just let him finish his 2 years in England prison.People will hear more.And St.lucia have a few of these same lawyer’s expose them to,what about rhe seniors from Babbonneau who resides in England they need justice too. Same type of lawyers them fake,serial con-artist,scammers them.Come to St.lucia to do crimes them. (Words deleted)

  9. Avocat ti papier
    July 26, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    There are many qualified ones in St Lucia doing worst.
    Ask the disciplinary Committee of the Bar Association.

    1. Anonymous
      July 27, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      Forget him let us now work on our own con artist
      Who is still conning people pleaseeeeeeee get him

  10. Sacrifice
    July 26, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Can you imagine Ogilvy spent a night at my home? How he got here remans a mystery to me. And you know what, when I woke up in the morning he was gone .

    1. Anonymous
      July 26, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      >.> Guess he conned you too.

      1. Anonymous
        July 26, 2017 at 8:58 pm


    2. Me
      July 27, 2017 at 11:38 am

      A majee noir…lol

    3. Curious
      July 27, 2017 at 3:01 pm


    4. Eric Shon
      July 28, 2017 at 9:46 am

      Eric asks “did he jig a jig with you?”

  11. Box Head
    July 26, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Hahahaha he conned you for a nights rest.ogilvy now let me deal with you,you cane to lucia by cargo ship or plane which one?,cause your took some st lucians for a ride but you lucky they deport your (Words deleted).

  12. Tony Williams
    July 26, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Reechedd partner. Remember him campaigning in Central. I guess he could not help him. Or maybe he could. You don’t need a visa to go to England.

    1. Calvin
      July 27, 2017 at 4:05 am

      He has a long and dirty history here going back over a decade.


  13. Bob
    July 27, 2017 at 12:54 am

    R f right hand man

  14. Solly Alexis
    July 27, 2017 at 2:11 am

    A few years ago Leonard Ogilvy contacted me here in the UK offering his services on behalf of a Saint Lucian who needed a lawyer/solicitor/barrister.

    First thing he requested was a deposit of £5k. I called up the UK Bar Counsel and the Law Society and to my surprise they knew about him but because I had not given him any money there was nothing they could do as he had not yet committed a crime.

    I was warned not to engage with him in any way.

    Remember he was the same “lawyer” who brought the SLU government to court and won.

    1. Anon1
      July 27, 2017 at 9:24 am

      If that’s true the lawyer who represented SLU should striked off the and repay the Treasury.

      Only in ST lucia

  15. Calvin
    July 27, 2017 at 4:04 am

    He has a long and dirty history here even in the Government archives…


  16. Anonymous
    July 27, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    RF was the one who taught him the law….all of them fake and con artists together

  17. Anonymous
    July 27, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Woy all you lucians are very funny. To much to handle

  18. Anonymous
    July 29, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Too much drama.