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Nov. 15, 2021

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Court lauds lawyers

Court lauds lawyers

President of the Court of Appeal, Dr Kananelo Mosito

Story highlights

  • Foreign judges hopeful to return for next session in case the pandemic evaporates
  • The bench feels indebted to legal practitioners for sterling performance in trying times

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LEGAL Practitioners who participated in the second session of the Court of Appeal which commenced on October 11 and ended on Friday with delivery of judgments, have been applauded by judges of that court for sterling performance.

Dr Kananelo Mosito, President of the Court of Appeal said the bench is indebted to the lawyers who performed well, notwithstanding challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and remote operations, adding they have become resilient despite the trying times.

The judges who are all foreign, he also said are hopeful that they will be back in Lesotho for the next session which starts on April 11, 2022, provided the pandemic will have evaporated.
Dr Mosito advised all the legal practitioners who will be participating in that session to expedite the processing of applications, records and all essential procedures to avoid excessive condonation applications.

The appeals in the just ended session were heard remotely as one of the measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Judgments were also delivered after three weeks of preparation.

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Dr Mosito had during the official opening of the first session of the court earlier this year made a commitment that the court will put in place quality assurance mechanisms.
This was applauded by the Law Society of Lesotho through Advocate Mosoeunyane Masiphole who pointed out that delivery of quality judgments was previously compromised. He expressed hope that the extension of the writing and delivery of judgments will help add more value and quality to the jurisprudence. LeNA

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