Parliament Ratifies Law Firm Establishment Bill

June 12 , 2021


Parliament Ratifies Law Firm Establishment Bill

During a regular session held on June 10, 2021, parliament unanimously approved a bill that allows for the establishment of law firms. This is a major departure from the past when there were no options for the legal registration of law firms. The bill was submitted to parliament on March 25, 2021 and it was directed to the Standing Committee for Law, Justice, and Democracy before being approved after two and a half months of discussion and review. The proclamation is expected to resolve issues on the abilities and discipline of lawyers, enhance license granting procedures and management while enabling de-facto law firms to get a license and empowering lawyers to function well.


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