Sunday, April 14, 2024

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A High Court judge will have to determine whether lawyers are obligated to pay annual fees to the Barbados Bar Association to practise.
The association’s council has decided to take the matter to court because many attorneys at law refuse to pay the fees, but are still working.
Lawyers have to remain financially up to date to practise law as mandated by the 1973 Legal Profession Act.
President of the Bar Association, Andrew Pilgrim, said it would apply to the Supreme Court within the next few days for a “declaratory judgment”.
A recent release by the Bar Association revealed that more than 50 attorneys still aren’t up to date on their bar fees, inclusive of a few who are to become Queen’s Counsel
 “Our only concern is that so many lawyers still haven’t paid their fees,” Pilgrim told the MIDWEEK NATION.

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