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HELP MAY SOON be on the way for Barbadians who have been complaining for decades about their attorneys taking fees but failing to complete legal matters in a timely manner in and out of court.
As a first step, Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite is taking a plan to Cabinet this week that would, if approved by his ministerial colleagues, lead to changes being made to the way attorneys practise law and how they relate to clients.
Without divulging details of the proposed changes, the Attorney General told Barbadians from across the United States on Saturday night that the Government’s plan called for amendments to the Legal Profession Act that would, in effect, update it and reduce the complaints of clients.
“I receive letters from across the diaspora of complaints against attorneys at law. I will be taking to the Cabinet very shortly, and when I say very shortly, probably next week, some recommendations in terms of how do we amend the Legal Profession Act to modernize it,” he said in his feature address to the Bajans attending the awards banquet of the National Association of Barbados Organizations in the United States on Saturday evening in New Jersey.

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