Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bar Association of Seychelles elects new Committee

The Bar Association of Seychelles (BAS) held its Annual General Meeting on the 3rd February 2009 at the premises of the Supreme Court of Seychelles.

A new BAS committee was elected. Anthony Derjacques has been appointed as the new Chairman, he replaces Nicole Tirant-Gherardi. Divino Sabino and Joel Camille were respectively elected as the new Secretary and Treasurer.

The new Chairman vowed to strive to protect and further the interests of the BAS members and to protect the profession.

Some of the matters discussed were the true reasons for the delays in the conclusion of court cases, funding for the BAS, human rights and the constitution, the state of the judiciary, the setting up of a BAS website and the holding of the BAS dinner to award the more distinguished Attorney(s) with the Senior Counsel (SC) title, the Seychelles equivalent to the UK's Queen's Counsel (QC). At present there are only two SC's, these are Pesi Pardiwalla, SC and Ramniklal Valabhji, SC.

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