ISSUE NO.6 JUNE 2003
Email: [email protected]
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Fiji Law Society Convention - 1/8/2003, Shangri-La Fijian Resort,
Members are advised that the Registration for the Fiji Law Society
Convention is now closed. In this regard, please note that there
will be no refunds for cancellation of attendance.
Those Members/ Firms who are entitled for refunds, your vouchers
will be processed shortly.
Those Members who are registered for the Convention will be accommodated
at the Shangri-La Fijian Resort
Name Tags must be worn at all times for easy identification. They
will be given to you at the Registration on Friday 1/8/2003. Members
will not be allowed to any function without their Name Tags.
Check-in-Time on Friday 1/8/2003 at the Hotel at 2.00pm. We have
been advised by the Management that if you arrive early, you will
have to wait if your room is not ready.
Fiji Law Society Website.
Members are advised that the long outstanding Fiji Law Society Website
is now available on-line for Members. Members can log into the website
are being currently pursued to establish a hyper-link with the Queensland
Law Society and relevant local websites.
Chartered Accountants as listed under the Fiji Institute of Accountants
Act. Cap 259 as at 31st May 2003 registered to conduct Audit of
Trust Accounts of Law Firms
are advised that the Fiji Institute of Accountants have brought
to the Society's attention that the following Auditors listed hereunder
are qualified to audit Law Firms Trust Accounts. This list was advertised
in the Fiji Government Gazette No. 31 dated Friday, 6 June 2003,
Vol. 3. By a Resolution of the Fiji Law Society Council on 21/6/2003,
those members who have previously engaged the services of Auditors
not listed below will be requested to have their 2001/2002 Trust
Accounts re-audited immediately. Please note that failure to do
this, will result in withdrawal of your 2003 Practising Certificates
by the Society.
you for your co-operation in this matter.
Chartered Accountants in Public Practice - Government Gazette
Ali, Nur Bano 19. Pandey, Hirday Nath
2. Apted, Lisa Jane 20. Patel, Nalin Kumar
3. Boila, Ilaitia 21. Patel, Pradeep
4. Chung, Francis Hoo Too 22. Pickering, Steven Munro
5. Cohen, Robert James 23. Prasad, Sambhu
6. Crosbie, William Ernest 24. Prasad, Vishnu
7. Gandhi, Nitin Suresh 25. Seeto, Jenny
8. Hemraj, Dhiraj Lal 26. Seru, Simon
9. Ho, Anthony 27. Sharma, Sunil Deo
10. Jokhan, Anjinish Lata 28. Singh, Rana
11. Kado, Jerome 29. Sutton, Bruce
12. Khan, Zarin 30. Taylor, Phillip
13. Lal, Jawahar 31. Tuinamuana, Sikeli
14. Mishra, Arun 32. Underhill, Neil
15. Naiveli, Ioane 33. Venkata, Ramani
16. Nandha, Chhaganlal 34. Whiteside,Gardiner
17. Narain, Shyam 35. Yam, Chirk Hoy
18. Narsey, Arun Kumar 36. Yee Joy, Michael
call the Secretary for any queries in this matter.
4. Continuing Legal Education Programme 2003
Legal Education Seminar for Months of June/July/August 2003
Speaker: Mr. Devanesh Sharma - Messrs. R. Patel & Sharma
Dates, Venues and Time as follows:
" To be advised later for Labasa Members
"Consumer Credit Act - actions by Mortgagors/Guarantors
for Unjust transactions or for review of contracts"
Speaker: Mr.Subhas Parshotam - Messrs. Parshotam & Co.
Dates, Venues and Time as follows:
1 July 2003 Suva JJ's Conference Room 5.30pm-6.30pm
15 July 2003 Lautoka Waterfront Hotel 5.30pm-6.30pm
24 July 2003 Labasa Hotel Takia 6.00pm-7.00pm
"Family Law Bill"
Speaker: Ms. Imrana Jalal - Regional Rights Resource Team
Dates, Venue and Time as follows:
24 July Labasa Hotel Takia 7.30pm-8.30pm
"The Fair Trading Decree - An Overview"
Speaker: Mr. Richard Naidu - Messrs. Munroleys
Dates, Venue and Time as follows:
9 August Lautoka Waterfront Hotel 5.30pm-6.30pm
18 August Labasa Hotel Takia 6.00pm-7.00pm
21 August Suva JJ's Conference Room 5.30pm-6.30pm
Fiji Law Society is selling attractive silver ballpoint pens at
a cost of $20 each. The pens were custom ordered from Australia.
Specially designed Fiji Law Society neckties are also available
for purchase at $35 each. These items will be sold at the FLS Convention.
Notice of 2003 Annual General Meeting
Members are advised that the 2003 Annual General Meeting of the
Fiji Law Society will be held on Saturday, 20th September 2003 at
2.00pm at the Warwick Fiji, Korolevu.
adopt the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Society
held on 21st September 2002
consider the Council's Report on the activities of the Society
and its audited accounts for the year ended 30th June, 2003 (to
of Fiji Law Society Council including President, Vice President
and six Council Members
of an Auditor
consider any Notice of Motion
for Appointment/Elections to the Council of the Fiji Law Society
are now open for all appointments/elections of the Fiji Law Society
Council. This shall be in writing and signed by two members of the
Society with the consent of the Nominee endorsed on the Nomination
Form. This must be lodged with the Secretary, no later that 3.00pm
on Friday 29 August 2003 (Regulation 13).
Member desiring to move a motion at the Annual General Meeting and/
or any notice of proposed alteration of or addition to the Regulations
of the Fiji Law Society together with the terms of such alteration
or addition must be lodged with the Secretary no later than 3.00pm
on Friday, 29th August 2003 (Regulations 29 and 40).
Form is attached on Page 5.
FOR APPOINTMENT/ELECTION TO THE COUNCIL OF THE FIJI LAW SOCIETY
REACH THE SECRETARY FIJI LAW SOCIETY BY 3.00PM ON FRIDAY 29TH AUGUST
Fiji Law Society
P O Box 2389
Council of the Fiji Law Society Nomination 2003/2004
I, ______________________________ of ____________________, solicitor,
being a current member of the Fiji Law Society nominate:
* President of the Fiji Law Society for the year 2003/2004 year.
* Vice President
* Council Member
I, _______________________________ of ______________________, Solicitor,
being a current member of the Fiji Law Society, second the above
I, ______________________________ of ______________________, Solicitor,
being a current member of the Fiji Law Society, accept the said
* delete as appropriate
International Practice Diploma Programme
course is being offered by the International Bar Association and
The College of Law of England and Wales. Some of the modules include:
Intellectual Property Law
a Successful Law Office
Rights Law and Practice
completed forms must be sent to The College of Law by close of business
on 7 July 2003.
further information and application form please contact: International
Practice Diploma Programme, The College of Law, Braboeuf Manor,
Portsmouth Road, St Catherines, Guildford, GU3 1HA United Kingdom
DX: 2400 Guildford Tel: +44 1483 460200 Fax: 44 1483 460306 email:
[email protected] website: www.college-of-law.co.uk.
United Nations Institute for Training and Research
UNITAR launched it Environmental Law Programme (ELP) and one of
the main activities of the programme is a long distance training
course in international environmental law. The overall goal of the
programme is to raise awareness and to improve general knowledge
in international environmental law, strengthening capacities for
the implementation of environmental law obligations.
further information, please contact Ms Sueli Ggiorgetta in Environmental
Law Programme on Tel: +41229178474 email: [email protected]
Upcoming Conferences June 2003
28-6/7 9th Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory
Biennial Conference. Port Douglas, Queensland. Contact: Lyn Wild.
Ph: 08 8981 1875 fax: 08 8941 1639 email: [email protected]
" 29-5/7 Europe Asia Legal Conference. Positano/Praiano. Contact:
Rosana Farfaglia. Ph: 3236 2601 fax: 3210 1555 email: [email protected]
" 30-1/7 IBA World Women Lawyers' Conference, London, UK July
9-15 Celtic Pacific Legal Conference. Dublin. Contact Rosana Farfaglia.
Ph: 3236 2601 fax: 3210 1555. Email: [email protected]
1-3 Fiji Law Society Convention 2003, Shangri-La Fijian Resort,
Contact Secretariat ph: 3315690 fax: 3314334 email: [email protected]
" 17-23 New Zealand Law Society on Litigation Skills, Christchurch,
New Zealand. Contact: Theresa Lent, NZLS, P O Box 5041/DX SP20202,
Wellington for registration forms.
" 17-20 Canadian Bar Association Annual Conference, Montreal.
Contact: Canadian Bar Association ph: 161 3237 2925 fax 161 3237
3726 email: [email protected] website:
" 28-30 President of Law Association (POLA), Hong Kong
1-5 18th LAWASIA Biennial Conference: A Dynamic Asia Pacific, Tokyo.
Contact: LAWASIA ph: 08 8946 9500 fax: 08 8946 9505 email: [email protected]
" 14-19 Business Law International Conference, San Franciso.
Contact: IBA ph: 44 20 7629 1206 fax: 44 20 7409 0456 email: [email protected]
9-11 High Court of Australia, Centenary Celebration, Canberra. Contact:
Anu ph: 02 6249 2331 fax: 02 6249 4933 email: [email protected]
14-16 Attorney-General's Conference, Outrigger Reef Fiji. For any
further information, please contact Mr. Kiniviliame Keteca at AG's
Chambers on Tel: 3307824 Fax: 3306404 email: [email protected]