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24 barristers and solicitors admitted to the bar

November 9, 2017 3:54 am

Twenty-four new barristers and solicitors from the University of Fiji can now practice law after being admitted to the Bar in the Suva High Court today.

Chief Justice, Anthony Gates advised the new lawyers to remain humble as they have come a long way to achieve the competence and experience to allow them to argue cases before the court.

“From time to time, you should re-read your oath or affirmation, it reminds of you of what is expected of you as a practitioner, your duty to the court, an officer of the court comes first, next you must act in your client’s interest and act upon instructions, never use your clients case as a weapon for yours or anybody’s else’s agenda.”

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Meanwhile, Vukicanavanua Rokodreu who hails from Moce, Lau says this is his biggest achievement as he becomes the first lawyer in his family.

“It’s an honor and I am truly blessed to be the first in the family. For me to do law, was not easy because financial was something that was really a barrier for me and I am so blessed to have a family who are always there to support and the family give money from their own pockets just to support me.”

These lawyers have been granted permission by the Judicial Department of Fiji to practice law in the country.

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