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October 05, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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Fiji's Independent Legal Services Commission this morning handed down suspensions to lawyers Rajendra Chaudhry and Kini Maraiwai.

Chaudhry has been suspended from practicing law in Fiji until March 1, 2017.

However the Commission has allowed him to remain in practice for the next 21 days in order to hand over current cases.

Maraiwai will not be able to practice law until March 1, 2016.

The pair has been publicly reprimanded and have been ordered to pay $1,000 each to the Commission as costs.

The duo will only be re-certified as practitioners by the Chief Registrar on the proof of having undertaken 5 hours of training in Legal Ethics by an institution or tutor accepted to the Chief Registrar.

Chaudhry was found guilty of one count of professional misconduct and one count of unsatisfactory professional conduct while Maraiwai was found guilty of two counts of unsatisfactory professional conduct and one count of professional misconduct.

By Reginald Chandar
 

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