LAZ Press Statement Dated 5th April 2017 On The Implications Of The Legal Practitioners (Costs) Order 2017, Statutory Instrument No. 6 Of 2017

Following the publication of the Legal Practitioners (Costs) Order, Statutory Instrument No. 6 of 2017 (”the SI”), members of the Remuneration Committee and the LAZ Secretariat have received a number of queries from Legal Practitioners in whether the fees indicated in the SI are expressed in Kwacha denomination/currency or fee …

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Malawi Law Society Solidarity Statement On The Siege Of Offices Of The Law Society Of Zambia (LAZ) In Lusaka, Zambia On Friday, 3rd March 2017

The Malawi Law Society has noted with grave concern and profound shock the occurrence of a politically motivated siege of offices of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ). The siege is an unacceptable act of intimidation, hindrance, harassment and improper interference with the LAZ’s ability to perform its professional functions, …

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Southern African Development Community Lawyers Association (SADC LA) Statement On The Siege Of The Law Association of Zambia’s (LAZ) Offices in Lusaka, Zambia On Friday 3 March 2017

The Southern African Lawyers Development Community Association (SADC LA) has learnt with a deep sense of shock and regret of the staging of what appears to be a politically motivated march and siege of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) offices. The march and siege of the Bar Association’s offices …

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LAZ Press Statement Dated 3rd March 2017 On The Attack On The Law Association of Zambia And The Independence Of The Legal Profession

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) is deeply saddened by the protests against LAZ at the LAZ Secretariat by unknown cadres this afternoon. The attack appears to be an attempt to intimidate LAZ from performing its statutory mandate. Fortunately, no property was damaged and no one was injured and we …

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LAZ Press Statement Dated 31st January 2017 On The Directive By The Inspector-General Of Police on Police Officers Marrying Foreigners

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has received several queries from the media about the directive from the Inspector-General of Police instructing police officers not to marry foreigners and for those who are married to foreigners to declare their spouses to the Inspector-General. LAZ would like to advise that this …

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LAZ Press Statement Dated 23rd January 2017 On The Statements By The Secretary-General Of The Patriotic Front Relating To Awarding Of Land By Local Authorities And Control Of Bus Stations

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has come across a video clip circulating on social media in which the Patriotic Front Secretary – General (SG) is seen and heard instructing a meeting at which elected Government officials were in attendance to use their powers to allocate plots to selected individuals, …

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LAZ Press Statement on the recent attacks on the Law Association of Zambia Following The Press Briefing Defending The Judiciary From Unwarranted Attacks

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has noted several attacks and various attacks on the Association and its President, Linda Kasonde, following yesterday’s press briefing on the attacks against the Judiciary. LAZ would firstly like to reiterate that the President of LAZ speaks on behalf of the Council of LAZ …

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LAZ Press Statement Dated 30th November, 2016 On The Nullification Of Parliamentary Seats And The Recent Attacks On The Judiciary

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) strongly condemns the recent attacks on the Judiciary by State House Press aide Mr. Amos Chanda on ZNBC’s Sunday Interview following recent court judgements nullifying the parliamentary seats of some Members of Parliament from the ruling party. The statements by Mr. Chanda appeared to …

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