Following from the Extra Ordinary General Meeting of the Bar Association of Seychelles and some good sense from the powers that be, the proposed Legal Practitioners Act ("LPA") which was being pushed forward by the Seychelles International Business Authority ("SIBA") has been shelved indefinitely.
The proposed LPA would have ushered in significant and also ridiculous changes to the Seychelles legal profession and environment. Amongst other things, it proposed to allow foreign qualified lawyers to practice Seychelles law and foreign qualified lawyers to practice any foreign law.
Let's hope that the proposed LPA, in its present form, never re-surfaces again.
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