Being a lawyer is more than just going to court: AG
December 13, 2015 4:20 am
Being a lawyer means more than just going to court says the Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
Speaking at the closing of the Attorney General’s Conference last night, Sayed-Khaiyum says some lawyers have been taught to think that being a lawyer means just appearing before a lawyer or a magistrate.
He says although this is part of the law, it is not the only practice.
“It is not the only aspect of being a legal practitioner. In fact many would argue that we need a culture of change because there’s some culture of litigation that we need to move away from.”
Sayed-Khaiyum says from a commercial perspective, there is also money in not going to court.
“There’s lots of money in actually doing a good contract, There’s lots of money in giving a client, good advice not to litigate and giving your client a solution that will solve the problem.”
Sayed-Khaiyum says the rationale behind holding such conferences is to open up people’s minds to think outside the box.
Topics discussed during the two day AG’s conference are Planes Drones and Open Skies, Reptiles Insects and Zoonosis, De-constructing Construction, Evasion Avoidance and In-compliance.