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Bar battle


BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Bar battle

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The fight for determining if compulsory membership to the Bar Association is unconstitutional is just getting started.

That’s because former Bar Association president Tariq Khan, on behalf of his client who he did not want to identify, last week filed an application to the High Court seeking leave to appeal a recent decision by High Court judge Pamela Beckles.

In a 19-page judgement handed down by Beckles last month, she had ruled that no law, inclusive of the Legal Profession Act, was more supreme than the Constitution, which provides a freedom to associate, thus determining that compulsory membership to the Bar Association was in itself, unconstitutional.

Khan plans to challenge that without a doubt. (BA)

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