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Lawyer Alaka Challenges Suspension By Law Council :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Lawyer Alaka Challenges Suspension By Law Council

The Disciplinary Committee of the Law Council, a body that is charged with the mandate to discipline errant members of the legal profession, on December 14 suspended Alaka from practicing.

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City lawyer Caleb Alaka has today appealed against the recent six-month suspension from practice by the Disciplinary Committee of the Law Council.

The Disciplinary Committee of the Law Council, a body that is charged with the mandate to discipline errant members of the legal profession, on December 14 suspended Alaka from practicing.

This was after his law firm allegedly mishandled an election petition of one of its clients,Vincent Jjaako Akawuwo, a former contender for chairmanship of Nsangi Sub-county in Wakiso District.

He was also ordered to pay a fine of 24 million shillings.

In his notice to appeal, Alaka says he is aggrieved and dissatisfied with the ruling of the disciplinary committee of the law council, and intends to appeal against the whole ruling.

The notice to appeal was filed before the High Court in Kampala by another law firm, Lubega, Babu and Company Advocates since Alaka’s own law firm, Alaka and Company Advocates, is frozen.

 

Alaka, through his lawyers, has also asked the Secretary Law Council to avail him with a typed copy of the ruling and proceedings to enable them formulate the grounds of appeal to support their case in court.

His law firm was accused of making an unbecoming mistake of filing Akawuwo’s election petition before a Chief Magistrate’s Court instead of a High Court.

The case was definitely dismissed on grounds that it was filed before a wrong court, a decision that prompted Akawuwo to petition the Law Council, which found Alaka guilty of a conduct unbecoming of a lawyer.

Alaka has been an advocate since 1997 when he completed his training at Law Development Centre in Kampala, a year after qualifying from Makerere Law School with a degree in Law.He also holds a Masters in Law from the University of London.  

 

He was a lead Counsel in peace negotiations between the Government of Uganda and the rebels of the Uganda National Rescue Front II (UNRFII) that led to the signing of a peace agreement in 2002.

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