Under Section 99 of the Legal Education and Practitioners Act 2017, the Law Society of Malawi suspended two lawyers on disciplinary grounds for acting against their clients.
In a notice issued on Friday, February 18, the Company appoints Oswald Mtupila of Mtupila & Company in the matter of Peter Kisewe v. Mtupila & Company, which was suspended for six months from Sunday, February 20 to August 20, 2022.
Atkin Chambers’ Mustafa Amidu is also suspended for the same period in the Gordon Luhanga v Atkin Chambers case.
The notice says this follows disciplinary proceedings conducted in accordance with the law and the Law Society of Malawi said that under Section 98 of the Act, a suspended barrister is not permitted to practice the profession. lawyer in Malawi during the period of suspension.
Meanwhile, Chancellor College Law School has revealed allegations of misconduct regarding the assessment of student grades.
In an internal memo in Nyasa Times’ possession – published by the Foundation’s chief legal officer, Samuel Kaphuka – says he has become aware of these “serious allegations on social media…which appear to refer to a courses within the Faculty”. .
“The Department of Foundations Law therefore takes these allegations very seriously. [as] these allegations have the potential to undermine the integrity of the Faculty as well as the integrity of our entire assessment process.
“The Department does/will not tolerate this type of misconduct and will respond promptly and appropriately to every complaint filed.
“In this regard, anyone who has evidence of wrongdoing and/or information that will assist in dealing with the matter should report it to the Head of Department (Foundation Law) or directly to the Dean of the Faculty of Law . “
The memo was copied to the Acting Vice Chancellor; Acting University Registrar; Dean of the Faculty of Law; Dean of Students and President of the Student Law Society.