Sunday, May 16, 2010

Erratum - Mr Simon Mitchell admitted as Seychelles Attorney since January 2003

In its article of June 13, 2009 entitled The Internet on "Seychelles Law Firms": Misleading, the Robing Room stated that Mr Simon Mitchell was not an Attorney-at-Law. This is inaccurate.

On the 14th May 2010, in a statement addressed to the Bar Association of Seychelles, the Registrar of the Supreme Court stated that Mr Simon Mitchell was granted approval to commence his pupillage at the Law Chambers of Mr Serge Rouillon in December 2000 and, after completion of 2 years pupillage, was admitted as an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Seychelles in January 2003 on the condition that his legal practice shall at all times be confined to the provision of legal services in relation to Offshore and International Business matters only.

The Robing Room apologizes to Mr Simon Mitchell for the error.

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  1. Does that mean Mr Mitchell can only practice certain laws limited to his license? How can that be? I thought an Attorney is an Attorney, how can one restrict the practice of Attorney?

  2. Yes, he may only practice certain laws, as per the conditions of his admission, which is also reflected in his licence.

    Well, as the case is presently, the Supreme Court and the licensing authority has restricted the practice of the attorney. As to why this was done, only the Supreme Court may shed light on this.