A solicitor allegedly pretended he had died to avoid dumping his girlfriend.
The unnamed solicitor was reported to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) by his ex-girlfriend's mum.
The lie stunt only came to light when his grieving former partner, who had been text by a family member to say he had died, allegedly made her way to his funeral to discover staff had no details of such funeral, according to the Coventry Telegraph.
Roll on Friday website, which provides tongue in cheek news of the legal world, said: "The Coventry-based lawyer dated the woman in 2013. But one night she received a text from his mobile phone purporting to be written by another member of his family. It conveyed the shocking news that after a very short illness he had died suddenly. In subsequent text conversations the 'family member' reluctantly provided details of the funeral, explaining that it was taking place a considerable distance away.
"Unperturbed, the grieving woman made the journey to the service, only to discover that staff had no idea what she was talking about."