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LSN regroups

LSN regroups

Niël Terblanché

THE Law Society of Namibia (LSN) is still in the process of considering the judgment handed down by High Court Judge Herman Oosthuizen on Friday.

 

Judge Oosthuizen dismissed the application by the LSN for a search and seizure warrant to allow it to inspect the books of Sisa Namandje & Co Inc’s trust account.

 

The High Court Judge deferred the application on the grounds that the LSN abdicated its responsibility to the Director while not forming a quorum. The rules of the LSN do not allow the LSN’s Director to make decisions on behalf of Council.

 

The LSN Council did not form a quorum because members cited a conflict interest.

 

The Director of the LSN, Retha Steinmann said the society is still considering Judge Oosthuizen’s ruling.

 

Steinmann indicated that once a conclusion is reached a meeting of the LSN’s council will be convened and the advice of the society’s legal representatives will be sought.

 

The LSN’s legal representative, Uno Katjipuka-Sibolile shortly after Judge Oosthuizen handed down his ruling on Friday indicated that it is still too early to say if the LSN will lodge an appeal.

 

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