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Mauritius to disbar 50 lawyers for failing to pay association dues

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Mauritius to disbar 50 lawyers for failing to pay association dues

About fifty lawyers could see their names removed from the Bar and not be able to plead in Court.

According to reports, these lawyers have not paid their dues to the Mauritius Bar Association (MBA) and have been given only one week deadline to do so. 

One glitch though: some 35 out of the 50 lawyers are said to be currently abroad.

However, the list of defaulting lawyers will reportedly be communicated to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Lawyer Sonah Ruchpaul, one of those who have not paid the MBA dues for years, was quoted as telling Defi Media that “the right to form an association includes the right not to form one”.

The president of the MBA, Me Yatin Varma, reportedly warned that lawyers who do not pay the annual fee will not be on the list submitted to the Master and Registrar. 

“The law is thus made”, he said.

With input from Defi Media

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