Nathaniel Whitehall, 55, represented a woman for a traffic infringement in court despite being unqualified

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A former Qantas pilot pretended to be a lawyer because he wanted to change the direction of his life, a court has heard.

Nathaniel Whitehall, 55, was fined $4,500 and served a one-year good behaviour order at Downing Centre local court in New South Wales on Wednesday.

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